Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Hard Road EP
Earthkry
EarthKry
Digital Release
December 17, 2015

Track list
  1. Hard Road
  2. 9 To 5
  3. Revolution
  4. Fight
  5. Monkey
  6. Strong
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Earthkry is a much promising young and upcoming band out of Kingston. At the Edna Manley College of The Visual & Performing Arts in Kingston, Jamaica, four musicians got together to start a band called Earthkry: keyboard player Phillip Mcfarlane, drummer Kieron Cunningham, bass guitarist Kamardo Blake and vocalist/guitarist Aldayne Haughton. Their inspiration comes from the music of Bob Marley, The Beatles, John Holt, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Black Uhuru and Steel Pulse. They describe their sound as "a wholesome fusion of Roots Reggae, Soul and Rock... for a fresh but universal sound." The name Earthkry signifies their mission to voice the grievances of the downtrodden through the vibrations of their music. Under the guidance of former Third World band member Ibo Cooper, as well as musicians Nambo Robinson and Maurice Gordon and producers Stephen Stewart and Sam Clayton, the band has worked towards releasing their first album, an EP called "Hard Road"

"Hard Road" is an EP with six rootical reggae tunes, and includes their strong debut single "9 To 5", a reality song that clearly describes the hard life of the working man. In the same vein is "Hard Road", a tune bringing back memories of some of Bob Marley's best songs. Great tune! "Revolution" is a pure standout tune, dealing with a change of time: "revolution time is here again, because the wicked man must go down". Must hear tune! "Fight" is an uptempo song telling us "to fight for what we want!" "Monkey" links up with the 1966 tune by Justin Hinds called "The Higher The Monkey Climbs". The closing tune "Strong" is another instant roots gem, voiced over a skanking one drop riddim. Boom tune!

Really impressive debut set... can't wait for more Earthkry!