Trucker Diablo backstory
Emerging in the late noughties to become a staple of the burgeoning Northern Irish rock scene, the Truckers don’t mess about.
Early endorsements from fellow countrymen Ricky Warwick and Cormac Neeson reflected a no-holds-barred approach to good time rock and roll.
Debut The Devil Rhythm, featuring Warwick, dropped in 2012.
Rushonrock caught a dynamic double header show with fellow Brits Falling Red that year and we were blown away by their raw power and huge potential.
But it was the following year’s Songs Of Iron that best represented the steely determination at the heart of these fast-rising stars.
Trips to Download and support slots with many of the biggest names in rock established the Truckers as party-starting staples of the live scene.
And follow-up albums Fighting For Everything and Rise Above The Noise reinforced the band’s reputation as the heirs apparent to The Almighty.
Slow Dance is the fourth single culled from forthcoming long player Tail End Of A Hurricane — released independently next month.
Rock’s baddest mother Truckers are back. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.
In Trucker Diablo’s own words:
Slow Dance is song about undeniable attraction and the magnetic force of love and lust!
The sun’s out, turn it up, share with friends and groups and buy the album.
Drink many beers. Destroy.
The verdict on Slow Dance
Spoiler alert: this is no sugar sweet power ballad crafted for a top-down cruise along the coast.
Trucker Diablo haven’t gone all Richard Marx on us in their old age.
And there’s plenty of the band’s trademark groove and reassuring power packed into this sub three-minute scorcher.
Slow Dance features Tom Harte…and soul as the Truckers’ classy frontman fuses Chris Robertson with David Draiman to dizzying effect.
And not for the first time Simon Haddock batters the fretboard with typically focused fury — check out the earworm of a riff.
Slow Dance is fast, furious and a whole lotta fun. Just your typical Trucker then.
What’s next for Trucker Diablo?
Tail End Of A Hurricane drops on May 7 and features the fabulous Rock Kids Of The 80s.
Festival dates this summer include a spot at the Rock & Blues shindig in Derbyshire at the end of July.
The band has been added to the Live At The Platform bill — alongside Massive Wagons, Empyre and These Wicked Rivers — in Morecambe on August 14.
And the Truckers are set to play Belfast’s Diamond Rock Club on August 28.
Expect more dates to be added soon!