Rhode Island Red – “Rhode Island Red” (2010)


Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

Rhode Island Red are a London, England based unit. Their self-titled debut has just been issued and it features 10-songs and 41-minutes worth of classic sounding hard rock, led by the soulful and quite expressive vocals of Lyla D’Souza. Musically, Rhode Island Red is a bit of a throwback to classic rock bands of the 70’s. Lyla D’Souza has a bit of a Bluesy quality to her voice. Their songs have been described as The Cult meets Garbage, and that is a fair assessment I suppose. The songs have a definite raw energy and power to them, but the band also has shown some great attention to the melodic end of the spectrum. Highlights include: “Kerosene”, “Slip Away”, “Over & Over” and the acoustically ballad “Fate Insists” which closes the CD. With their debut album, Rhode Island Red has released a strong rock record that pays homage to a bygone era, while still keeping their feet planted firmly in the present.  

Rating – 78/100



  1. Kerosene
  2. Slip Away
  3. Stalemate
  4. Over & Over
  5. Hollow Man
  6. Little Wizard
  7. Too Far Gone
  8. Untouchables
  9. Supernatural
  10. Fate Insists


Line Up

  • Lyla D’Souza – Vocals
  • Dave Garfield – Guitar
  • Andrea Basiola – Guitar
  • Mike McGinness – Bass
  • Marco Tiano – Drums



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