When Greenwood's American Bombshell entered the Grammy Amplifier competition last year, they hoped to see how their straightforward rock would fare against thousands of other bands from across the nation … and they wound up winning the entire competition, playing a pair of shows at the famed Whisky A Go Go club in LA, and, at SXSW, opening for Chvrches and Defones in front of 6,000 people.
Somewhere amid all that, they found time to record an album with Mike Clink, who helmed many of the best straight-ahead rock albums of the era for Megadeth and Guns 'n' Roses. The result is No Regrets, a debut which lives up to the hard-rocking promise of American Bombshell. This is a band existing for no sub-genres. There's no pretension or delusion here … just rock, and plenty of it.
It's crazy to think, as good as No Regrets is, the band's got more material ready to go. Their single “My Drug,” produced by Clink and mastered by Israeli engineer Maor Applebaum, isn't even on the album but it's got a glorious hook that is certain to put the band on the map if the album's 10 tracks don't. Check them out locally while you can, because I'll be stunned if a year from now they're not national headliners.