GSlide is a band of Irish and American artists that perform eclectic rock songs that stretch a gamut of subject matter. Recorded in Cork Ireland between 2011-2013 “Drink. Love. Rebellion.” is the second album from GSlide. The band has been described as “genre-less” with aspects of pure-driving Rock, Bluegrass, Americana, Pop, Folk and Metal. At the core soul the band evokes a haunting melancholy that is evident upon a single listen. The band seeks to craft music that influences the listener to ponder and transform a song into their own personal story.
GSlide is comprised of Bruce Carter (Guitars/Drums/Vocals) Dara Bradley (Vocals/Piano) Eimear Bradley (Vocals/Guitar) and David Sheehan (Bass). American-born Bruce Carter, the chief writer and producer started playing and recording material in Cork, Ireland. Carter was formerly the guitarist in the local Philadelphia-based band Crave who released two albums, 1996’s “Faithfully Sane” and 2003’s “Everyday Its Something”. In Cork, Carter became friends with Dara and Eimear Bradley and began crafting music with them. GSlide’s debut album “This Too Shall Pass” was released on November 13, 2010.
The album was well received and peaked on Indiecharts.com (www.indiecharts.com) at #20. “This Too Shall Pass” highlights “Always Next Time” a sultry number with smoky vocals sprinkled over a melancholy acoustic that speaks of timeless love. “Summer Wine” is a sweet grooving rock number that beckons a convertible ride.
Between 2011 and 2012, Carter returned to Cork and began writing and recording new material. Once again he teamed with the Bradley sisters for several songs including “Golden Monkey” and “Sweet Lunatic”. He also enlisted Cork-based Rob “Mugsy” McGrath for “Sleeping It Off”. During this a time a number of shows were performed across Ireland to demo the new material.
In August 2012, he returned to the U.S. and began mixing the album that was now slated as “Drink. Love. Rebellion”. Much like their debut, the album is rich in diversity featuring the pub-crawl inspired “Sweet Lunatic” and the sting of a brief summer fling in “Wildberry”. “Drink. Love. Rebellion.” was released on 9/14/2013 and is available on ITunes, CD Baby and Amazon.
In less than a week after release, “Drink. Love. Rebellion.” was garnering critical praise. Marsband.com writes: “Drink. Love. Rebellion.” is a diverse collection of intricately crafted and beautifully performed songs filled with passion and emotion. A perfectly executed album …“Drink. Love. Rebellion.” is a must-hear collection.” Mellow Projects goes on to write: “this album is a wonderful combination of consistently good songwriting, intriguing vocal ideas, and instrumental ability.” The full reviews can be found at: