Amid the continuing celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the very first AC/DC show Dave Evans is to release a brand new EP 'Nothing To Prove' on 3rd March.
The opening track 'Put Up or Shut Up' is released today along with a video and features, co-writer Chris Appleton on lead guitar (Absolva/Fury UK/Blaze Bayley) plus the remaining members of Dave's UK band - Dan Bate on bass and Martin McNee on drums.
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'Nothing To Prove' includes 2 further brand new songs co-written with Chris Appleton - 'I Believe' and 'Reach For The Sky' - as well as a cover of the blues classic 'Baby Please Don't Go' which was first recorded by Big Joe Williams back in 1935 and popularised by many artists, not least Them in the 1960s and later by the likes of Budgie, Aerosmith and of course AC/DC. The song remains a staple within Dave's live show.
The EP was recorded by Pete Troughton at Studio Studio in Whitworth, Rochdale towards the end of Dave's latest UK tour in July 2013, when the opportunity was taken to do some recording before Dave returned to Australia where he is based these days.
It's a traditional hard rock sound and whilst the lead song 'Put Up or Shut Up' is admirably steeped in 1970s hard rock with a gritty and aggressive Aussie-rock vibe, the other two new tracks take the listener in slightly different directions within the classic rock genre.
The logo and cover art is by Rishi Mehta and cover photography is by Simon Dunkerley.
Watch the video for 'Put Up or Shut Up' here:
The EP is released worldwide through Rocksector Records on 3rd March and a limited edition fanpack is available to pre-order now at www.rocksector.com .
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