RUNNING THE RISK – Founded in 2011, L.A.’s edgy and vibrant Running The Risk is a Rock band that’s brimming with musical talent and praiseworthy songs to match. Signed to In Flight Music Group; a record label & publishing company based in Los Angeles, California. There’s no doubt in my mind that Running The Risk will very soon (if not immediately) be on many (if not all) a Rock journalist’s list of “bands to get in touch with and write about.”
Regardless of this years departure of bassist Curtis Corwin, Running The Risk is moving forward writing new music, conducting bass auditions; while promoting themselves on social networks. With vocalist Nicki Taylor, guitarist Nick Bell and drummer Aaron Cohan, the future of this band appears from all angles to be 100% solid.
What’s any better for a Rock band than having your own edgy sound, obvious credibility and super memorable songs? What could be any better than having a proficient lead vocalist that also gives such band a heaping dosage of stylish identity? This is Running The Risk and the Rock Music world will take notice. After I’ve listened to their The Monster and Because We Can EP’s, I’ve become a fan. Because I can.
Nicki Taylor’s vocals conjures memories of my lifelong appreciation towards the voice of Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles coupled with Debbie Harry’s mystique; all the while Nicki stands-up as a true original. The all-inclusive sound of Running The Risk is Hard Modern, only they have apparently captured a retrospective slice of Rock history as well; one that reminds me of those days when mainstream Rock didn’t all sound the same.
The newly released, Because We Can (2 song EP) bestows the cover versions of: Black Sabbath’s War Pigs and Talk Talk’s Talk Talk. When a band messes with an ultra classic from the sacred past of Heavy Metal history, I can get a bit uneasy; this is not the case with Running The Risk covering War Pigs. Instead, this is Running The Risk celebrating (admirably) a Heavy Metal treasure of a song and band.
I very much dig the way Running The Risk covered War Pigs. This band breathed a young, fresh and still heavy life into a timeless Sabbath song. I also appreciate hearing Nicki’s vocals pouring over the lyrics to War Pigs. No… this is not Ozzy. This is Nicki. This is Running The Risk and they’re Metal on War Pigs. Take a listen for yourself:
The Monster EP is a collection of 4 demo songs. If these 4 songs are demos then I’m the next editor for Quilting and Knitting magazine. Monster, Mayday, Good Kind Of Evil and Backfire are a delicious listen into the future Rockin’ success of Running The Risk. There really is no risk at listening to The Monster EP at all! All you have to do is download this EP for FREE right here: http://www.RunningTheRisk.com
You can purchase “Because We Can” which includes the cover songs War Pigs and Talk Talk on iTunes: http://tiny.cc/iTunesRTR
Closing out my Rockin’ recommendation of Running The Risk, I’d like to share some live footage of them! Check out below, Running The Risk “Live At Starline” in Fresno, California! Metal be thy name.
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LONG LIVE RUNNING THE RISK.