Ivan Beecroft – “Rattle Those Chains”


The Cynical Express is the latest full-length from Melbourne-based artist Ivan Beecroft. Last catching my ear with the track “Inequality” last June, Beecroft returns with an album emphasizing no-frills rock ‘n’ roll. A confident baritone lead combines with nostalgic guitar tones and a hook-centered savvy that recalls classic rock. Opener “Rattle Those Chains” is fully indicative of this sound, highlighted by a catchy bridge and chorus that merges power-pop with classic-rock sentiments. Other album highlights include the bluesy “Psycho Woman” and heavy rocker “Insomnia.”

Stream The Cynical Express in full below:

“Rattle Those Chains” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2020’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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