THE KINGS OF ROCK’N’ROLL, GN’R, ARE BACK! AND WHILE WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER ABOUT THEIR EXPLOSIVE RETURN, THEY WON’T BE AROUND FOREVER. MAYBE – JUST MAYBE – THIS LOT COULD FILL THEIR SHOES…
Guns N’ Roses might hail from Los Angeles, but who’s to say the next lot of legendary party-lovin’ hard-rockers can’t come from a little place called Melbourne,australia? Say hello to Earache Records-signed quartet Massive, who specialise in full-throttle rock’n’roll with big riffs and even bigger choruses (the clue is in the name, duh).
“We’re the band who will travel 1,000 miles in our beaten-up van to play a show, and then when we get up onstage, it’s total high-energy mayhem,” nods frontman and guitarist Brad Marr (second from left in those badass Slash-esque shades).“we’ve got nothing to lose and nothing holding us back; we’re four guys who live and breathe our brand of rock’n’roll.”
With an ace new album, Destination Somewhere, out this week, Massive are more than ready to step up to the plate and follow in Guns’ footsteps – they already look, sound and act the part, after all.
Okay, so the ‘classic’ Guns N’ Roses lineup was completed by five dudes, equally matched in talent and cool. But what if their successors were simply made up of just two musicians – say, an Austrian duo, with enough attitude to match a band two-and-a-half times their size?
Yep, Medina Rekic (guitar/vocals) and Hansjörg Loferer (drums) have the starpower and the tunes to take over the world – just as Guns did back in the day.“we see ourselves as greedy punks,” they smile, “greedy for self-destruction, because we are longing for satisfaction. Music kicks us to another kind of being high on life and filling in the cracks of our minds.”
With new full-length The Duel having just dropped this month, and a CV of tour dates supporting the likes of Eagles Of Death Metal and Purson – plus upcoming shows in Camden and at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival – White Miles fit in the rock scene like two peas in a pod.which is handy.