Produced by Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, Slash)
Album out now on Provogue/Mascot Label Group
Touted as one of the UKs hottest acts by Kerrang!, Total Guitar, Metal Hammer & Classic Rock, 19 year old Aaron Keylock has received rave reviews in advance of his highly anticipated debut album Cut Against The Grain – out today. The young gunslinger headed to LA to record Cut Against The Grain in 2016 with producer Fabrizio Grossi who has previously worked with Alice Cooper, Dave Navarro, Slash and Zakk Wylde. The album highlights a prodigious young British rock talent completely at one with his guitar, blasting out his first songs with a raw and powerful attitude.
Cut Against The Grain is not your typical debut rock album. It showcases Americana tinged slide rock guitar in tracks such as Against The Grain, Down and Sun’s Gonna Shine. Flashes of Gary Moore haunt the epic Just One Question and All The Right Moves, a co-write with three time Ivor Novello winner and international hit writer Paul Barry (James Bay) exudes the looseness and edge of a young Rory Gallagher meets the New York Dolls circa 1973.
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10 out of 10. BOOM! Here it is – the first truly great album of 2017…
— 100% ROCK MAGAZINE, AUAn outstanding debut. Watch this space.
— STACK MAGAZINE, AUHe picks and riffs and shreds with the best and his slide work is superb – check out the title track for an example of how it’s done … This guy may only be 18 but he has chops that most young guitarists could only pray for. The album is a real cracker, well worth delving into and a brilliant start to the year.
— MUSICNEWS, UK“This is the album that will make Aaron Keylock a household name and deservedly so – don’t miss this astonishing album”
— SONIC ABUSE, UK“This album should be the catalyst for him to have a long career. A worthy purchase to start the year off.”
— ALL ABOUT THE ROCK, UK“If you like your big sounding rock of the classic variety then get involved.”
— THE CRACK MAGAZINE, UKHe may frequently be referred to as a ‘teenage guitar sensation’, but forget about his age. All you really need to know is that Aaron Keylock is a smokin’ hot talent about to unleash a killer debut.
— FIREWORKS, UKThe teenage blues guitarist wunderkind from Oxford’s debut album is set to surpass already high expectations.
— DAILY MIRROR UKFrom the opening riff of All The Right Moves it appears that the UK has produced another stunning young talent in Aaron Keylock, able to combine the truly British classic 60’s and 70’s blues rock sound of Free and the Clapton, Beck, Page-era guitarists, with a modern American southern rock twist! Hints of early Black Keys or White Stripes in the stripped-down riff and drum lines combine with a greater variety of guitar sounds and raw vocals.— LIFE MUSIC MEDIA, AU
CUT AGAINST THE GRAIN – OUT TODAY