The new album, "El Pistolero" will be released in the UK and the rest of Europe on Monday 6th May, followed by a UK tour which kicks off at the Sheffield Plug on June 8th.
All who saw Tracer, the hard-rocking young three-piece from Down Under, in 2012 saw the potential. Now with their second full-length album El Pistolero that potential is fulfilled. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Silverchair, Cold Chisel) the album is on target to make Tracer the band that everyone will be talking about in 2013.
Having revamped the line-up with new bassist Jett Heysen-Hicks – a long-time friend from back home – founder members Michael Brown (vocals and guitar) and Dre Wise (drums) believe Tracer are perfectly poised to rise to a new level.
Michael: "The songwriting has gone up a peg or two. The songs have taken on a life of their own. Kevin really got the most out of them. He got us doing things we would never have thought of doing and because of that they've stepped into a new realm. I think this album will really define what Tracer is about, and why we're different to everyone else."
The differences are clear throughout El Pistolero; a high-energy mix of stoner anthems, biker attitude and classic power trio rock. Tracer is no retro act: from the title track to Scream In Silence, from There's A Man, through Dirty Little Secret and beyond with Ladykiller this is the sound of a 21st century band making their best album to date. It's a high-energy collection on no-holds-barred rock’n’roll just as it was meant to be: hot, loud and sweaty.
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