Rival Sons have been heralded as a modern day mix of the Small Faces, The Who, Led Zeppelin and the Kinks and in Jay Buchanan have a vocalist who attracts attention and acclaim from all quarters. For the majority of Earache fans more familiar reference points are the likes of Firebird, Spritual Beggars and Witchcraft, but with a more contemporary edge.
The Rival Sons EP was recorded soon after Buchanan joined the band and it caught the attention of Earache Records founder Digby Pearson who signed a deal in November 2010 that led to the recording of Pressure & Time in early 2011.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb and released worldwide in May 2011. The band committed to creating an experience that closely matched the attitude and excitement of one of their live performances.
Coming straight off a four week stint on the road, Rival Sons wrote, recorded, and mixed the album in just 20 days; ensuring a rawness for both the listener and the band. Raucous blues-infused rock that is sure to brighten even the dreariest day and transport you back to the easier, more relaxed times!