Swiss rockers Sideburn are back! With the arrival of three young and talented new members in January 2012 and the first shows played in February of the same year: Lawrence Lina & Mike Riffart on guitar & the imported Aussie bass player Nick Thornton, who left his luggage in the country while he was touring with the band Maeder (Nick Maeder's previous band), have gained energy and freshness to compose the new album: "Electrify".
August 2012 saw the band to be chosen by Adidas to be the band of the evening during the Adidas Rockstar event that happened on August 11, 2012 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Sideburn performed during the whole final, playing over 150 minutes of rock'n'roll, and they even wrote and recorded a special theme song with climbing lyrics. The song "Rockstar" was mixed by Beau Hill and is featured as a bonus track on the CD version of “Electrify”.
After having their song "Knockin' at the wrong door" used in 2012 on the Red band trailer of the movie "Hit & run", the song "Six feet under" (taken from the album "Cherry red") has been chosen by 20th Century Fox to be used on the sound track of the blockbuster of the summer: "The Wolverine".
The band says: “This new album has been composed in about two months, which is really quick, but the result is really fresh and punchy. The new members did an amazing job to keep the Sideburn spirit and you will certainly notice it while you'll be listening to « Electrify ». For the mix, we've decided to work again with Beau Hill, cause he knows exactly what we are looking for and we couldn't take the risk to have a album that didn't sound as good as « Jail ». Once that you have a certain level of production, it's really hard to pull backward ...”
The CD version of this release includes the bonus tracks “Lazy Daisy Live”, “Never kill the chicken Live” &”Rockstar”, the download version only features the 11 original songs and the vinyl version which is only available in Switzerland includes only “Lazy Daisy Live” as bonus track.
Line-up: Roland Pierrehumbert : Lead Vocal, Harmonica; Lawrence Lina : Rhythm & Lead Guitar; Mike Riffart : Rhythm & Lead Guitar; Nick Thornton : Bass; Lionel Blanc : Drums
Track list: Tracklist: 1. Bite the bullet, 2. Devil may care, 3. Bad boys, bad girls, rock'n'roll, 4. Black Powder, 5. Frontline, 6. Never get down, 7. Mr. Clean, 8. Shady Katy, 9. Travellin' man, 10. Bad reputation, 11. Destination nowhere / // Bonus Tracks (only available on the CD version): 12. Lazy Daisy Live, 13. Never kill the chicken Live, 14. Rockstar
Sound clips in advance:SIDEBURN - Bite The Bullet(Edit)
SIDEBURN - Devil May Care (Edit)
SIDEBURN - Frontline (Edit)