[PHOTOS] Citizen Zero Play New York City Debut at American Beauty
They could not have chosen a better place for a rock band, because the stage of this velvety plush venue, decorated with heavy chandeliers and big, red drapes, with a vibe full of dreams could certainly whisper tons of stories of bands, upcoming and on the height of their game, who broke it here or never did but hey… last Thursday was all about anticipation for Citizen Zero’s upcoming debut album “State of Mind” with its release date of August 12th via Wind-up Records.
Josh LeMay (vocals, guitar), Sammy Boller (lead guitar), John Dudley (drums) and Sam Collins (bass) made the New York stage totally theirs by playing their already released singles plus playing some more material from the upcoming album and even paying tribute to some Detroit hard rock heroes like Alice Cooper. Extra kudos here!
The already released singles got our hopes up high because they are all that a fan of guitar heavy rock can wish for. The overall vibe of the latest single “Lure and Persuade” reminds me of 70s Steppenwolf with a modern touch plus killer vocals but rooted in classic rock, which became kind of rare these days. The good kind anyway!
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Listen to the fast, a little furious and yes, super catchy “Lure and Persuade”: