Hard Rock Daddy is excited to present the exclusive video premiere of “No Pity On The Highway,” the first single off of Radio Exile’s upcoming debut album.
You can feel the groove from the opening drum beat of “No Pity On The Highway.” When the rest of the band joins in, the groove kicks into high gear, leaving you powerless to refrain from bopping along to it (even if you’re listening to it on headphones in a public place, as I was when I was hearing the song for the first time). After numerous subsequent listens, this track remains fresh and grows on you even more.
‘80s hard rock is often times lumped together under one generic hair metal umbrella. What gets lost when this happens is the fact that it is also the decade that featured some of the best musicianship in the history of the genre, with many of the songs being as relevant today as they were back in the day. While there’s no shortage of great hard rock today, it isn’t often that a song feels like an instant timeless classic. By adding a modern touch to a classic rock sound, Radio Exile has written just such a song.
Ironically, this killer track may fall into the category of “radio exile,” which is an indictment of the state of radio (at least in America) and a sign of the times, not the music. This is why it is so important to help spread the word to other hard rock music fans virally. Music this good deserves to be heard, and not be at the mercy of a medium that rarely gives bands like this the attention that they deserve.
Radio Exile is a powerful unit, featuring some veteran rockers with vast experience. The band lays the foundation for frontman Chandler Mogel to deliver some impressive old-school, blues-rock vocals. At times, you’ll hear shades of Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Sweet and Dennis DeYoung, but Mogel’s sound is definitely his own.
If you’re a fan of classic, blues-rock, make sure to check out the video of “No Pity On The Highway” below…