Album Review | Red Hearted Vibrations | City Lights (Country Nights)

Red Hearted Vibrations are back with their second EP – and it’s a belter.

City Lights (Country Nights) is the latest album release by Red Hearted Vibrations seeing the band embrace their new sound of snappy, catchy rock anthems.

The five-piece Glasgow rockers, which comprise of two sets of siblings: Laura (Vocals) & Steven (Drums), Craig (Guitars) & Graham (Bass) and Ewan (Guitars), wanted to alter this style following the departure of their keyboardist Scott and that’s exactly what they’ve done throughout this 11 track EP.

The first two singles off the album “City Lights (Country Nights)” and “Dead Girl Walking” can now be purchased/streamed on all digital platforms. On first listen both tunes immediately strike you with a captivating intro that makes you want to continue listening.

City Lights (Country Nights)” definitely portrays a toe-tapping beat and the powerful vocals are effective in telling the story throughout the song lyrics. It gives off a real crowd pleaser vibe that would be a brilliant listen live.

Whereas, “Dead Girl Walking” begins with a country theme through the use of a harmonica and some light drumming. The electric guitars kick in to coincide a strong melody based around a women being locked up in prison. The lyrics “Dead Girl Walking” can be heard echoing back to the listener, which is effective with the easy way it can get stuck in your head.

The third single “Sunset” is due for its music & video release on Friday 16th February. The full album will be widely available from Friday 15th March and on that same date, the band will be at HMV on Argyle Street, Glasgow to promote the release.

The track list also includes; “Keep The Dream”, “One Last Chance”, “She’s So Fine”, “Tavern On The Bridge”, “Thorns”, “Lonely Wandering”, “Trouble”, and “Sins Of The Sister”.

Having heard the EP in full I would certainly recommend checking out Red Hearted Vibrations. They have played to sold out crowds at the legendary King Tuts Wah Wah Hut already and have also supported some huge acts such as Scouting For Girls, Callum Beattie, Big Country, and Toploader so I would expect them to get better and better throughout 2024.