Having been a Roadhouse fan since pretty much their first show I was so excited to be attending the Triple Shot EP launch at The Zoo last weekend. All killer and no filler, Triple Shot (available to steam on both Spotify and iTunes) features the three stellar tracks Take A Seat, My Elixir and Long Live Rock N’ Roll, which was also released as a music video which you can watch HERE.
Supported by Whisky Grinn: an energetic seedy blues rock band with a strong dose of funk, Eagle Junction: a groovy, female fronted three piece who finished up with a killer cover of Jumpin Jack Flash and Augusta: a classic rock-esque outfit who wouldn’t seem out of place on a stage next to Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.
Now if you’re all about foot stomping, fist pumping, throw your head back rock n roll and you haven’t seen Roadhouse yet, don’t even finish reading this review. Instead I need you to check out their upcoming tour dates HERE, find out which date is going to be closest to you, open up your calendar and mark it down. I can not recommend seeing these guys enough.
Surprising absolutely no one, Roadhouse put on a killer show on Friday night, the sort of killer show you can tell is the culmination of months of hard fucking work. Pumping out song after song, with barely a breathe in between, they played everything from songs I’ve been hearing since they started to brand new ones. Whilst they attempted to finish on the three tracks from Triple Shot their efforts were thwarted by the crowds cries of “one more song”, instead finishing on the very first song they wrote together, Dropkick, a heartfelt track for anyone who’s been told they can’t but battle on anyway.
The massive amount of support these guys received truly warmed my heart, whilst I love The Zoo as a venue it can be a hard room to make look full and Roadhouse definitely did not have that problem. Seeing so many friends, family and fellow musicians coming together to dance, sing, drink and have an all around good time, whilst celebrating the massive achievement of a group of really good, hardworking dudes.
Nothing could sum up the vibe of the night better than a final quote I got from Chris whilst leaving the venue post show “Tonight, we lived.”