REVIEWS

THE FIRE COSMIC - ALBUM REVIEWS

“Everything about ‘The Fire Cosmic’ shouts quality.”Rock Poser NEW

“What Troy has done to create ‘The Fire Cosmic’ was certainly, financially at least, a huge gamble, but boy has that gamble paid off.”Rock Poser NEW

“From the searing ‘Love & War’ or the album opener ‘Scorpio’, which are at the rock end of the spectrum, to the wonderful ‘Lay That Love Down’ or the slideastic final track ‘Stone’, this album covers such a wide range of influences and styles, and does so remarkably well, without having a single-track stick out like a sore thumb.” – Rock Poser NEW

“This album was created with a “wall of sound” for each song. Combine that with the stellar arrangements and exceptional musicianship to herald this recording as Troy’s best so far. The songs are a perfect mix of Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Americana type Blues and Classic Rock and Roll. Troy Redfern has become a master storyteller with his music.” – Rock at Night NEW

“’Scorpio’ the opening song is the classic rock and roll driving song that one must listen to at max volume. In fact, listening to this song while driving would probably get me a speeding ticket!”  Rock at Night NEW

“’Ghosts’ features some beautiful guitar work, not as hard rock as the last single. It opens with some swampy blues riffs on Troy’s resonator. This song is more ballad-like with the painful spiritual lyrics. A dramatic guitar solo punctuates the end of the song as it comes to the “big finish” chorus along with lots of beautiful background vocals. Yes, you will want to sing along!” Rock at Night NEW

“’Sanctify’ is driving, relentless rock and roll with a fast tempo, played hard and crazy sick! Loved this one! Another one that could force me to make bad driving decisions.” Rock at Night NEW

“On ‘Stone’ there were some beautifully arranged backing . This song picked up tempo and electric guitar was interlaced with the acoustic guitars and reached a crescendo during the last chorus with the vocals. The song faded out with the main melodic line softly played on piano. A real stand-out!” Rock at Night NEW

“Another masterclass of slide guitar fires up the flames for 'Ghosts', powerful enough to bring these ghosts back to life.” – Planet Mosh, 5/5

“Redfern’s trademark slide guitar work twists and turns to enchant and his guitar solo three minutes in is a fiery fretboard force of nature!” Planet Mosh, 5/5

“Snappy snare work throughout bites your ankles as your hips will shake from a shimmering shuffle.” Planet Mosh, 5/5

“Ghosts” sets forth with a suggestive Appalachian-style roundel performed on his raddled & played-out 1929 National Triolian resonator, which sets the aesthetic ambience for this remarkable studio album.” – Raw Ramp

“Crenelated bythe framework laid down by drummer Darby Todd (The Darkness, Martin Barre) and his shuffling percussive coupage, the song “Ghosts” builds incrementally with skilfully laminated acoustic tonalities that competently realize a spectacular chorus.” Raw Ramp

“Virtuoso bassist Dave Marks’ unostentatious yet spirited bassline buttresses the verse to engender a euphonic wafture in the solo section while Troy prowls with his resonator to sidestep and parry like a swashbuckling pirate armed with a barnacled sword — to inevitably achieve a rush water whoosh of spirit.” Raw Ramp

Ghosts

“Troy Redfern is offering fans something for nothing.” – Devils Gate Music

“It’s Redfern’s prowess as a guitar-slinger that makes him stand out from the pack. There are so many noteworthy guitar flourishes, licks, tones, and one jaw-dropping solo, during the four-minute running time that your head will spin; in a good way.” – Devils Gate Music

Ghosts sets forth with a suggestive Appalachian-style rounded performed on his raddled & played-out 1929 National Triolian resonator, which sets the aesthetic ambience for this remarkable studio album.” – Raw Ramp

Ghosts sends signals down the Americana/country route, but then Redfern comes in with some explosive fretboard work and even the gap-toothed kid with the banjo in Deliverance throws in the towel.” – Devils Gate Music

Today, slide guitarist and singer-songwriter, Troy Redfern, dubbed as Britain’s “King of slide guitar," releases the official music video for his haunting new single Ghosts. Watch the video HERE.

Ghosts is the second single taken from his forthcoming album The Fire Cosmic released by RED7 Records on Friday August 6th. The song is playlisted on Planet Rock and other radio stations.

Written on a beat up 1929 National Triolian Resonator, the new single Ghosts from the forthcoming album The Fire Cosmic follows a character that first appeared in the song The Line from Troy's previous album Dirt Blues Ritual.

Ghosts, is available to stream and download HERE. Pre-order the The Fire Cosmic album HERE.

Troy states, “To me this song is part two to The Line. It’s the same woman in the narrative of that song. She's escaped from a destructive, violent relationship, and is riding into the sunset, never once looking back.”

One word that keeps coming up when people describe Troy's music and guitar playing is authentic, and with Ghosts this couldn't be more apparent. From the layers of weaving acoustic resonator guitars to the blistering slide guitar solo, Ghosts takes you on a musical journey deep into the Wild West.

This brand-new video for Ghosts captures the essence of the songs vintage, Appalachian feel. Filmed at a rustic cabin on the banks of the river Wye, Troy's performance encapsulates the sense of urgency and the striving for resolution that can be heard echoing throughout his big sky cinematic soundscape.

Waiting for Your Love

“Waiting For Your Love” It’s rollicking boogie rock the way that Foghat used to do. It’s chock full of searing slide guitar while Mr Redfern has a sneering tone to his vocal that suits the rambunctious sounds that are going on. The production is fantastic. If the point of a single is to get you moist and jumpy in anticipation of an album, then it’s safe to say job well done. A cracker.” – Zeitgeist

“Troy Redfern is a passionate, intense & free-spirited indie blues artist and a ferocious slide guitar player.” – Jace Media

“Sit back and ready yourself for some explosive slide action from this awesome guitar player.” – Jace Media

Waiting For Your Love explodes out the gate from the off with a real dirty bluesy slide riff gets this awesome piece of music off the ground.” – Jace Media

Waiting For Your Love is an incredible, blues-driven beast of a track.” – Jace Media

“There is a tip of the hat to ZZ Top & Black Stone Cherry, but this track has a mind all its own as we feel the true emotion oozing from this phenomenal slide artist.” – Jace Media

“If this is a taster of what is to come, and I think we are in for a treat as this musician brings his skills by the truck load.” Jace Media

“Listen to the riff on this. The dirty slide guitar that seems to have been ripped from the swamps. There’s a heaviness here, a crunch, a skill… Here, it sounds primal, like he simply has to do it. Failure isn’t an option.”
Maximum Volume Music

The best song he’s released so far. In football terms, if Redfern was top of the Championship, then consider “Waiting For Your Love” an assault on the Premier League.” – Maximum Volume Music

“A beast of a track filled with gutsy biker-rock riffs and oodles of dirty slide.” – Photogroupie

“It takes skills to make a guitar sound “hellacious”, which according to the dictionary means “exceptionally powerful or violent: remarkably good” - enter stage right Troy Redfern and his smokin’ hot new single ‘Waiting for Your Love’, which is chock-full of “hellacious guitar”. Devils Gate Music

“Waiting For Your Love is a song with a real swing about it, complete with lashings of bodacious slide guitar, a killer drum sound, and raw, gritty vocals that ooze authenticity, ‘Waiting for Your Love’ is what would have happened had Billy Gibbons ever jammed with Marc Bolan on a John Lee Hooker cover.” – Devils Gate Music

“Waiting For Your Love simply sizzles and a must for any self-respecting fan of slide guitar.” – Devils Gate Music

“Slam dunked straight into fuzzed-up powerhouse slide of Troy Redfern, we expect nothing less.” – Bluesdoodles

“Waiting For Your Love is a rocked-up heavy metallic-blue number extravaganza.” – Bluesdoodles

“Troy’s vocals growl and prowl across the melody… The lyrics unveil a story and renders down the essence of early blues… Troy vocals close this exciting single with the anthemic cry of I’ve been Waiting for Your Love, a crescendo and then a drum roll, leaving the listener energised and panting for more.” – Bluesdoodles

“Troy’s sound is hard-hitting, in-your-face, deep-down-and-dirty, raw, dirty, fuzzy, swampy, cosmic blues-rock. Troy dives straight in with his signature slide guitar, and it is only a few bars before his smoky, gravely and raspy voice graces us with its presence.” – MNPR Magazine

“Troy is best known as a guitar player, but his husky vocals are an integral part of his sound, equality as melodic as the other instrumentation, adding a much welcome dynamic to the track, something which other guitarists often neglect.” – MNPR Magazine

“The band is tight, Troy’s playing is at the top of its game, and the production level is right on point with Waiting For your Love.” MNPR Magazine

Waiting For Your Love is the aural equivalent of a double quarter pounder cheeseburger ’n’ fries with all the trimmings – greasily satisfying.” – Blues Enthused

“Never judge a book by its cover. With a song title of Waiting For Your Love, I was expecting some easy listening but how wrong was I as it’s barroom boogie at its beer swilling, pool playing best, point proven by the full on fuzzed up intro that tears into not just a toe tapping stomp but a Godzilla one!” – Planet Mosh, 5/5

“The lashings of slide guitar overload are a thing of aural beauty and the vocals of Troy sound as if they have been poured straight out of a honey flavoured Jack Daniels bottle. The production is so bullish it’s almost too claustrophobic but in a good way.” – Planet Mosh, 5/5

“Oh, this is good. This is really good. Huge, dirty and full of attitude, Waiting For Your Love is a roaring flame that brings a turbocharged jolt to modern blues.” Metal Planet Music

“Clutching his battered six string and howling like a heartsick wolf at midnight, Troy Redfern brings an authenticity that has one foot firmly in the ancient and soulful history of artists like Robert Johnson and adds to it a hard-edged modern production that is at once gloriously uptempo and yet shot through with the dust from that fabled crossroad.” – Metal Planet Music

“Big, bruising and full of swagger and heart, this barnstormer is hand-crafted to tear the roof off. You have been warned.” – Metal Planet Music

“Troy Redfern’s Waiting For Your Love single sees its birth take place inside the very studios which saw Queen bring Sheer Heart Attack and A Night At The Opera breathe their dynamic first breaths of dynamic splendour. Troy’s presence speaks volumes and is enough to have British music applaud loudly in appreciation of what’s to come.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision, 9/10

“Troy Redfern’s new single, is one that is juicy, ripe, one that titillates the senses and brings to mind the beauty of bands such as Z.Z. Top in the prime, but also with that bountiful Queen aggression that made the albums recorded at Rockfield Studios such good company to be in.” Liverpool Sound and Vision, 9/10

“Waiting For Your Love has the mood of the anticipation that a lover will see you for all you can offer. It has the grandness of expression, the expectation of poise, and the deftness of delivery which never once relents or fails to install faith. A tremendous single, and one that makes the heart skip happily…” – Liverpool Sound and Vision, 9/10

“Waiting For Your Love is the first taste from Troy Redfern’s forthcoming album that is going to have listeners utterly hooked.” – Sonic Abuse, 9/10

“Waiting For Your Love emerges from a gorgeous haze of amp noise and reverb to become masterful Delta stomp layered in heavy distortion and nailed to the floor by a drum beat that, at suitable volumes, threatens to overpower the stereo.” – Sonic Abuse, 9/10

“Recorded at Rockfield Studios (Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera) Waiting For Your Love is a gleeful racket that Troy and his band make, caught between Rory Gallagher at his most electrifying, Guns ‘n’ Roses (circa Dust ‘n’ Bones) and vintage psychedelia, and damn if it doesn’t make you want to head straight for the dancefloor!” – Sonic Abuse, 9/10

Waiting For Your Love is a genuinely thrilling teaser for an album that can’t arrive soon enough. Troy’s production totally rocks, and you can’t help the feeling that the live shows are going to be celebratory affairs indeed.  Now, what are you still doing here? Go and pre-order the album!” – Sonic Abuse, 9/10

“Absolutely scuzzy, dense and slide filled Rock/Blues. This is a real belter.” – Music News, 4/5

“Troy Redfern lays down a strong and furious boogie that tips a wink to ZZ Top and Blackstone Cherry while somehow also being very British.” Music News, 4/5

Waiting For Your Love rocks hard and loud. It’s one of those songs  that you just have to cue up again as soon as its finished.” Music News, 4/5

“Having heard new single Waiting For Your Love we draw comparisons to a motorboat chugging unrelentingly through a dark, thick swamp as Redfern testifies with a howling lustful longing.” – Ramzine

“Troy Redfern is a hard-working musician, loves to play slide guitar and adores the blues and it certainly shows. He rocks hard as hell.” – Rock At Night

“After listening to the track, I have only one word–HOT! This song makes me think of a walk through the cypress trees, dodging clouds of “no see-ums” and being on the look-out for gators! This cut is a real swampy, Southern style boogie; a rocky blues tune designed to show-off Troy’s skill on the slide guitar.” – Rock At Night

Waiting For Your Love is rusted like a nail on the back-door.  It creaks like the lid of a jerrycan caught in the canker.” – Raw Ramp

"It’s as deep, dark & hazardous as the spirits that lay dormant in Mississippi swamp-sludge… perhaps preparing to rise in the night to perpetrate a shadowy revenge on those too slow to respect them." – Raw Ramp

"Imagine Elmore James, playing with the free hand of Noël Akchoté but with the rough technique of Mississippi Fred McDowell, and you’ll be close to understanding the shaggy clarity.” – Raw Ramp

"Waiting For Your Love embodies conspicuous integrity, and the sandpapery distinctness of sound." – Raw Ramp

From the Album "The Fire Cosmic!" - Waiting for Your Love - released 21st May (Album released 6th August).

Here are some of the reviews so far ... You can Pre-Order the album here!

A beast of a track filled with gutsy biker-rock riffs and oodles of dirty slide.” – Photogroupie

“It takes skills to make a guitar sound “hellacious”, which according to the dictionary means “exceptionally powerful or violent: remarkably good” - enter stage right Troy Redfern and his smokin’ hot new single ‘Waiting for Your Love’, which is chock-full of “hellacious guitar”. – Devils Gate Music

“Waiting For Your Love is a song with a real swing about it, complete with lashings of bodacious slide guitar, a killer drum sound, and raw, gritty vocals that ooze authenticity, ‘Waiting for Your Love’ is what would have happened had Billy Gibbons ever jammed with Marc Bolan on a John Lee Hooker cover.” – Devils Gate Music

“Waiting For Your Love simply sizzles and a must for any self-respecting fan of slide guitar.” – Devils Gate Music

“Slam dunked straight into fuzzed-up powerhouse slide of Troy Redfern, we expect nothing less.” – Bluesdoodles

“Waiting For Your Love is a rocked-up heavy metallic-blue number extravaganza.” – Bluesdoodles

“Troy’s vocals growl and prowl across the melody… The lyrics unveil a story and renders down the essence of early blues… Troy vocals close this exciting single with the anthemic cry of I’ve been Waiting for Your Love, a crescendo and then a drum roll, leaving the listener energised and panting for more.” – Bluesdoodles

“Troy’s sound is hard-hitting, in-your-face, deep-down-and-dirty, raw, dirty, fuzzy, swampy, cosmic blues-rock. Troy dives straight in with his signature slide guitar, and it is only a few bars before his smoky, gravely and raspy voice graces us with its presence.” – MNPR Magazine

“Troy is best known as a guitar player, but his husky vocals are an integral part of his sound, equality as melodic as the other instrumentation, adding a much welcome dynamic to the track, something which other guitarists often neglect.”MNPR Magazine

“The band is tight, Troy’s playing is at the top of its game, and the production level is right on point with Waiting For your Love.” – MNPR Magazine

Waiting For Your Love is the aural equivalent of a double quarter pounder cheeseburger ’n’ fries with all the trimmings – greasily satisfying.” – Blues Enthused

“The lashings of slide guitar overload are a thing of aural beauty and the vocals of Troy sound as if they have been poured straight out of a honey flavoured Jack Daniels bottle. The production is sobullish it’s almost too claustrophobic but in a good way.” – Planet Mosh, 5/5

“Oh, this is good. This is really good. Huge, dirty and full of attitude, Waiting For Your Love is a roaring flame that brings a turbo charged jolt to modern blues.”Metal Planet Music

“Clutching his battered six string and howling like a heartsick wolf at midnight, Troy Redfern brings an authenticity that has one foot firmly in the ancient and soulful history of artists like Robert Johnson and adds to it a hard-edged modern production that is at once gloriously uptempo and yet shot through with the dust from that fabled crossroad.” – Metal Planet Music

“Big, bruising and full of swagger and heart, this barnstormer is hand-crafted to tear the roof off. You have been warned.”– Metal Planet Music

“Troy Redfern’s Waiting For Your Love single sees its birth take place inside the very studios which saw Queen bring Sheer Heart Attack and A Night At The Opera breathe their dynamic first breaths of dynamic splendour. Troy’s presence speaks volumes and is enough to have British music applaud loudly in appreciation of what’s to come.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision, 9/10

“Troy Redfern’s new single, is one that is juicy, ripe, one that titillates the senses and brings to mind the beauty of bands such as Z.Z. Top in the prime, but also with that bountiful Queen aggression that made the albums recorded at Rockfield Studios such good company to be in.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision, 9/10

Waiting For Your Love has the mood of the anticipation that a lover will see you for all you can offer. It has the grandness of expression, the expectation of poise, and the deftness of delivery which never once relents or fails to install faith. A tremendous single, and one that makes the heart skip happily…”Liverpool Sound and Vision, 9/10

Waiting For Your Love is the first taste from Troy Redfern’sforthcoming album that is going to have listeners utterly hooked.” – Sonic Abuse, 9/10

Waiting For Your Love emerges from a gorgeous haze of amp noise and reverb to become masterful Delta stomp layered in heavy distortion and nailed to the floor by a drum beat that, at suitable volumes, threatens to overpower the stereo.” – Sonic Abuse, 9/10

Recorded at Rockfield Studios (Sheer Heart Attack, A Night At The Opera)Waiting For Your Love is a gleeful racket that Troy and his band make, caught between Rory Gallagher at his most electrifying, Guns ‘n’ Roses (circa Dust ‘n’ Bones) and vintage psychedelia, and damn if it doesn’t make you want to head straight for the dancefloor!” – Sonic Abuse, 9/10

Waiting For Your Love is a genuinely thrilling teaser for an album that can’t arrive soon enough. Troy’s production totally rocks, and you can’t help the feeling that the live shows are going to be celebratory affairs indeed.  Now, what are you still doing here? Go and pre-order the album!” – Sonic Abuse, 9/10

Absolutely scuzzy, dense and slide filled Rock/Blues. This is a real belter.” – Music News, 4/5

“Troy Redfern lays down a strong and furious boogie that tips a wink to ZZ Top and Blackstone Cherry while somehow also being very British.” Music News, 4/5

Waiting For Your Love rocks hard and loud. It’s one of those songs that you just have to cue up again as soon as its finished.” Music News, 4/5

Having heard new single Waiting For Your Love we draw comparisons to a motorboat chugging unrelentingly through a dark, thick swamp as Redfern testifies with a howling lustful longing.” – Ramzine

“Troy Redfern is a hard-working musician, loves to play slide guitar and adores the blues and it certainly shows. He rocks hard as hell.” – Rock At Night

“After listening to the track, I have only one word–HOT! This song makes me think of a walk through the cypress trees, dodging clouds of “no see-ums” and being on the look-out for gators! This cut is a real swampy, Southern style boogie; a rocky blues tune designed to show-off Troy’s skill on the slide guitar.” – Rock At Night

Waiting For Your Love is rusted like a nail on the back-door. It creaks like the lid of a jerrycan caught in thecanker.” – Raw Ramp

"It’s as deep, dark & hazardous as the spirits that lay dormant in Mississippi swamp-sludge… perhaps preparing to rise in the night to perpetrate a shadowy revenge on those too slow to respect them." – Raw Ramp

"Imagine Elmore James, playing with the free hand of Noël Akchoté but with the rough technique of Mississippi Fred McDowell, and you’ll be close to understanding the shaggy clarity.” – Raw Ramp

"Waiting For Your Love embodies conspicuous integrity, and the sandpapery distinctness of sound." – Raw Ramp

WAITING FOR YOUR LOVE – SINGLE REVIEWS

Photogroupie – New Music – Troy Redfern “Waiting For Your Love” (Sun May 16) www.photogroupie.com

Devils Gate Music – Troy Redfern – “Waiting For Your Love (Sun May 16) - www.bluesdoodles.com

Bluesdoodles – Troy Redfern – “Waiting For Your Love” (Sun May 16) - https://bit.ly/3yil6ii

MNPR Magazine – Troy Redfern – Waiting For Your Love (Sun May 16) - www.mnprmagazine.com

Blues Enthused – Troy Redfern – Waiting For Your Love (Sat May 15) www.bluesenthused.com

Planet Mosh – Troy Redfern – “Waiting For Your Love” single (Sat May 15) - www.planetmosh.com

Metal Planet Music – Single Review: Troy Redfern – “Waiting For Your Love” (Sat May 15) www.metalplanetmusic.co

Liverpool Sound and Vision – Troy Redfern – Waiting For Your Love (Sat May 15) www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/ Short Linkhttps://bit.ly/3fmV2Kf

Sonic Abuse – Troy Redfern – Waiting For Your Love (Sat May 15) - www.sonicabuse.com/

Ramzine – Troy Redfern is Waiting For Love (Wed May 12) - www.ramzine.co.uk/news/troy-redfern

Music News – Troy Redfern “Waiting For Your Love” (Wed May 12) - www.music-news.com

Rock at Night – Troy Redfern releases electrifying single from his upcoming album The Fire Cosmic (May 11) - www.rockatnight.com

Raw Ramp – Troy Redfern Evokes the Spirit of Elmore James (Thurs May 6) www.rawramp.m

Metal Planet Music – Troy Redfern – new album The Fire Cosmic & single Waiting For Your Love (Wd May 5) www.metalplanetmusic

Planet Mosh – Troy Redfern announces new single and album The Fire Cosmic (Wed May 5) www.planetmosh.com

MMH Radio – Troy Redfern announces new album ‘…The Fire Cosmic!’ & new single ‘Waiting For Your Love’ (We May 5) www.mmhradio.co.uk

Total Ntertainment – Troy Redfern announces new album …The Fire Cosmic! (Wed May 5)- www.totalntertainment.com

Get Ready to Rock – Troy Redfern to release new album …The Fire Cosmic! (Wed May 5)- www.getreadytorock.me.uk/blog

MNPR Magazine – Troy Redfern announces new album ‘…The Fire Cosmic!’ & new single ‘Waiting For Your Love’ (Wed May 5) / Short Linkhttps://bit.ly/3nN9leY

Sonic Abuse – Troy Redfern announces new album “…The Fire Cosmic!” (Wed May 5) - www.sonicabuse.com

Rock N Load – Troy Redfern announces new album ‘…The Fire Cosmic!’ & new single ‘Waiting For Your Love’ (Wed May 5) www.rocknloadmag.com/news

Therapy Through a Lens – Troy Redfern to release new single and album (Wed May 5) www.therapythroughalense.co.uk

Andy Houghton – Troy Redfern announces new single and forthcoming album (Wed May 5) https://andy-houghton.myportfolio.com

Fotos, Blues Rock and More – Troy Redfern to release “…The Fire Cosmic!” (Wed May 5) - fotosbluesrockandmore.blogspot

Rock Poser – Troy Redfern Announces New Album ‘…The Fire Cosmic!’ & New Single ‘Waiting For Your Love’ (Wed May 5) www.rockposer.com

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