Good Day Noir Family, Mad Painter is finally here with the long-awaited album Splashed. I’m excited to let you know what I think about it.
Splashed is Mad Painter’s Album Out Now
Being able to listen to many songs of this band back to back made me completely immerse myself in their musical vision.
Their direct and sincere sound bewitched me and I found myself dancing around the house. Their music unleashes joy and fills you with energy.
The thing I like most about Mad Painter is that even if they have a “sunny” and positive approach, they don’t disdain to compose touching ballads as I Live For Love.
Highway Driver instead gives you vibes that make you feel like Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider…a psychedelic song. And then they take you to a bar in New Orleans with Lie to Me. Mad Painter is the real deal, no doubt about it.
Their music stirs every single emotion in your body. Splashed is a fantastic album, an unmissable musical experience.
Mad Painter is a new band in the Boston area, deeply rooted in the melodic rock tradition of the 1970s. They play mostly original music, ranging from Woodstock-era psychedelic rock to glam- tinged rock’n’roll a-la Mott the Hoople and the Faces and to epic heavy anthems in the vein of Uriah Heep. It consists of four individuals with wildly ranging backgrounds.
At the center of Mad Painter is Alex Gitlin, the songwriter and creator of the concept. He is backed capably by drummer Al Hendry (Bubba Loaf, Tokyo Tramps), Vocalist Julie Gee, as well as bassist Kenne Highland, a true veteran of the Boston rock scene (ex-Gizmos, Hopelessly Obscure, Johnny & The Jumper Cables, Africa Corps.) and the newest addition is guitarist Al Naha (Thighscrapers), who plays with Kenne in Kenne Highland Airforce.
They’ve played, in different line-ups and guises, many venues around the Boston area, such as the MIT, Out of the Blue Gallery, McGann’s, Hennessy’s, Club Bohemia, The Jungle Community Music Club and C Note in Hull, as well as the Winter Tanglefest in the Poconos. It’s always a good time when you come to their shows, and you know what to expect – nostalgic 70s rock vibes and stage gear to match, great musicianship and songs that will make you get up and bop around, singing and clapping along. A party.