Written by April Garza
“Black Cat Heavy Metal” is heavy on the bass, light on the drums and delivers a retro sound that you have to clap along to. The video for the tune syncs perfectly with the chill vibe. In the video, you’ll catch the band party hopping and enjoying good times with friends.
Although the bass and drums sound great on the song, guitarist Patrick Stewart also deserves appreciation. Towards the end of the song, Patrick delivers a noisy yet gentle guitar solo that compliments the ’70s vibe the song had given off since the start. The guitar solo gives “Black Cat Heavy Metal” the something it didn’t even know it needed.
The frontman of Dan Luke & The Raid is Dan Shultz. Does that last name ring a bell? Rock n’ roll clearly flows through Dan’s blood as he’s the little brother of Matt and Brad Shultz of Cage The Elephant.
Along with obvious praise from Cage The Elephant, a slew of other bands have taken note of the debut single. FIDLAR, Grouplove and Portugal. The Man all took to Twitter to share the song and praise the band. No big deal, right?
According to EW, the band is planning to release their debut EP later this summer. They’re also working on their first full-length album. To say they’re busy would be an understatement.
Thankfully, Dan Luke & The Raid aren’t too busy to head out on the road. The quartet is joining UK-based songwriter Declan McKenna on his tour.
With the support of big name bands, a quick tour, and an EP in the works, the future of Dan Luke & The Raid looks promising. Check out the video for “Black Cat Heavy Metal” and tour dates below.