Centreshift are a four-piece rock band from Los Angeles, consisting of singer / guitarist Jason Radford from Onesidezero, Ryan Stuber (ex-Shuvel) on guitar, Ted Wenri (ex-Bemus) on bass and Stefan Storace (ex-BLüPRNT) on drums, and The Ride is the band’s latest single, released on 21/06/2023, coming on the heels of their previous single Fade Away.
An alternative rock band, Centreshift have a very nostalgic sound as they take the listener on a journey back to the 90’s, while having some influences from other rock genres seeping in, as well as keeping their sound modern and fresh.
The guitar work is heavy when it needs to be, with riffs thrown at the listener from all angles, yet there is also a melodicness to the track that really pulls the listener in, almost hypnotically. There is a slight distortion on the guitars that gives the track a slight grungey feel but this only adds to the appeal of the song.
The drumming is quite laid-back during the verses but takes it up a notch when the choruses hit, and the song really explodes. The meaty basslines that show through give the track a solid foundation and everything builds from there.
The vocals are a bit quirky, but the singer has a very powerful voice that is just at home singing the more melodic parts of the song as he is the more intense choruses, when the strength in his voice really shows through. He is accompanied by some haunting back up vocals and this gives the track a great atmosphere.
This is a great track that I have listened to more than once on repeat now and each time it just gets better and better. Be sure to check out Centreshift and their music. Available on Spotify now!
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