The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world




APRIL 1 2014



Ohio’s Social 66 is the sort of modern Hard Rock band we need more of – one that doesn’t follow a particular trend and just sets out to do the simple things right – write great hard rock songs with loud guitars and great hooks.


So if you are looking for a powerful modern rock sound that isn’t afraid to add in a little electronic groove and mix it up a little vocally then this debut offers something just different enough to get them noticed but well-crafted enough to entice more traditional Rock fans.


Whilst opener ‘Crash N Burn’ is distinctly school of Sleaze via Motley Crue, ‘Only Me’ starts off all Rob Zombie but also has a slightly Southern tinge to its gentler moments.  


The remainder of the album hints at bands like Three Days Grace and Papa Roach, it’s hard and heavy but it’s also very catchy and very immediate.  This is a band that given the right breaks already has the songs to get out there to a much bigger audience.


Check out tracks like ‘The Party Is On’ and ‘Sober’ which even though they also appeared on either their ‘The Party is On’ self-released debut EP from 2011 or the 9 track album that followed (that shares 6 tracks with this release) sit well here alongside the real hidden gems like ‘Consume Control’ and ‘Memory Born to Die’ two newer songs that really step it all up a level.


Well worth checking out!


Tantric/Soil/Social 66 Dates

Friday March 28 Flint MI Machine Shop
Saturday March 29 Steger  IL Another Hole in the Wall
Sunday March 30 Lousiville KY Diamond Pub and Billiards
Wednesday April 2 Charleston SC The Music Farm
Thursday April 3 Augusta GA Sky City
Friday April 4 Johnson City TN Capone's
Saturday April 5 Greensboro NC Blind Tiger
Sunday April 6 Springfield VA Empire
Tuesday April 8 Jacksonville FL Brewster's Megaplex
Wednesday April 9 Destin  FL Club LA
Thursday April 10 Tallahassee FL Atmosphere
Saturday April 12 Orlando FL WJRR’s Earthday Birthday


by Leslii Phillips