In a call back to the era of 1980s hard rock comes the new single ‘Tramp’ from Sheffield artist Brian Prosser, aka Mycelium Network.
This single is overpowered with heavily distorted guitar and hard-hitting percussion. Throughout the track, it’s quite easy to become distracted by all this noise and to really focus on what’s going on.
I did find that the lyrics to this tune felt slightly convoluted. Is the lyric ‘I’m a tramp’ literal? Is that the story that Prosser is trying to tell, or is there some other complex meaning that lies beneath the surface? I’m just not sure.
A showcase element of the song is the roaring guitar solo from Brian. In true Spinal Tap style, the volume is turned all the way up to 11. There’s no way you can listen to this one quietly.
You can imagine if you’re a big fan of this sort of music, the intensity of energy that would course through the atmosphere when this track starts. It certainly doesn’t hold back.
‘Tramp’ is being released on Ramble On Recordings, and will be part of the album ‘A Matter of Love or Death’. If you fancy some head-banging heavy rock then I’d wait around for this to be released online in the near future.
I can’t say that Mycelium Network is going to take over the world in a storm of distortion, but it’s exciting to still see artists carrying the torch to keep rock alive.
If Metallica were based in Yorkshire would they sound like Mycelium Network? You can’t ever be certain.