While working as a studio engineer, Anthony “Tone” Catalano answered an ad placed by Celeste “C.C.” Spina on Craigslist. They forged an alliance through the love of blues rock. A year later, (2011) Little Hurricane won three San Diego Music Awards, including one for their debut record Homewrecker. Three years further down the line they introduced their growing fan base to a second album, Gold Fever (2014).
On April 14th 2017 Little Hurricane release their third record Same Sun Same Moon via Mascot Records. The band consist of two musicians, one female drummer who sings, one guitar playing male who also sings. Insert White Stripes comparison here.
Touring around the world, honing their sills and making friends, Same Sun Same Moon opens with the title track of the same name. It’s reminiscent of UK’s Wille Edwards of Wille and the Bandits, as is “Bad Business” which hit me with the same notion. CC’s beat allows the mind to flow from reality.
CC adds vocals to the catchy “OTL”; a track perfect for radio, the keyboard sounds blend well with the tone of vocals. Tone has a great way of putting his lyrics across in the songs. More can come from him if he embraces the “Grrrr” from within.
CC’s drum beat on “Take it Slow” is a rhythm someone walks home to after a night of *cough cough*. It’s a Conor McGregor strut, it’s the guy “Who’s so Money Supermarket”; an enjoyable track. But then, we get “Lake Tahoe Eyes”, a gentle smooth Chris Isaak with Helena Christensen on the beach riff that’s a touch of cool. It’s currently more alternative rock than dirty blues. It’s a certain highlight.
Instrumental “March of the Living” riffs its way to the finish line. The solo is as if a rock star has performed one of their hits and decided to come back on to play an extra two minutes of solo rock. “Mt. Senorita” feels as if it follows on from the previous track; Tone’s vocals are cool, strong and makes this one of the best on the album.
Listening to “For Life” has the ‘lighter in the air’ feel, it could appear on those lovers’ rock compilations. The lyrics are subtle, Tone caresses it with a smooth-talking guitar riff. A little touch of Kings of Leon, I feel.
“Don’t want no sugar in my coffee, it makes me mean” sung above a melodic beat. A riff welcomes us to “Slingshot”. The closest to dirty blues track on the record. A great hip swaying tune that Little Hurricane created.
Same Moon Same Sun is part of this Little Hurricane evolution, two musicians with much more talent to give, more songs to sing. If you are in the UK then they make their only UK appearance in London, at The Borderline, in May. See what they have on offer.
Same Sun Same Moon is released on 14th April