British four-piece rock band Collateral release their highly anticipated eponymous debut. Collateral have been busy in the studio since the release of their debut EP ›4 Shots!‹ which was originally released on November 17, 2018 and featured the single ›Midnight Queen‹. After the single got to the top of the Australian Radio Charts, it was then added to the main playlist on Planet Rock; the UK's biggest classic rock radio station (the single appears on the band's upcoming debut album)..
After the release of the ›4 Shots!‹ EP, Collateral worked relentlessly to keep the momentum going. They won a Camden Rocks Festival competition out of 20,000 bands to play the main stage at the Electric Ballroom on June 1, 2019. One of their most exciting achievements for Collateral in 2019, was when they won a competition out of 200,000 entrants to support Jon Bon Jovi on his Runaway to Paradise Mediterranean Cruise departing Barcelona to Majorca on August 26th.
Now, Collateral's hotly tipped debut album is likely to propel them next level. A lot of people don't know what to expect from the new album, as the band have been tight-lipped about the new songs. Collateral have created a state-of-the-art rock album that will enable fans to feel the blood, sweat and glory that went into the recording of every song. »We wanted to stay away from the normal rules that apply to what you can and cannot put on an album«, says front man Angelo Tristan. »The album contains all of our inspirations, and nothing's has been diluted. I'm very influenced by country music which is evident in the song ›About This Boy‹. Jack is heavily influenced by 80's rock on tracks like ›Mr. Big Shot‹ and ›Promiseland‹. ›One of the more Southern style tracks on the album is ›Merry-Go-Round‹.« It's a reflection of Todd's inspiration from bands that include Black Stone Cherry and Cadillac Three. Our drummer, Ben, comes from a far heavier metal background which really gives the songs their powerful edge.
»The album is comprised of nine songs - all killer and no filler. The recording of this album was an amazing experience from the get-go. To finally see this record come to life was remarkable. I hope the fans will share the same excitement we had when we made the album. Buckle up. We're in for one helluva ride!«
Band Line-Up: Ben Atkinson (Drums) Todd Winger (Guitar) Angelo Tristan (Vocals, Guitar) Jack Bentley-Smith (Bass)