The debut album from the blues rock super group is already being hailed as one the most exciting acts to appear on the UK scene right now. Nominated earlier this year by the European Blues Awards in the Best Band category, despite not yet having an album released, Malone Sibun are ready to impress. The UK based Detroit soulful blues-rock star Marcus Malone joins forces with the British blues rock guitarist Innes Sibun for a handful of warm-up dates in November for a new band with familiar faces. Malone Sibun came about from a chance meeting at a show which uncovered a surprising amount of musical common ground.
Both musicians had just enjoyed the busiest 12 months of their careers and it was time to appraise the next chapter. Says Innes Sibun, »When the chance comes along to play with a great musician who is travelling down the same musical road as you, then you jump at it. Listening to Marcus Malone, I hear echoes of two of my favourite singers, Paul Rodgers, Otis Redding and early David Coverdale, but above all its Marcus's own unmistakable style and delivery.« »To say we are moving in the same direction musically is an understatement, adds Marcus Malone. Not only does Innes have shades of my favourite guitar players, Jimmy Page, Hendrix and Paul Kossoff, but he also has the soulful approach and the dynamics of B. B. King and Albert King. Put all those influences together and you get the unique style of Innes Sibun.«
From the contrasting a cappella vocals and fiery power chords of the opening conceptual title track, to the honey dripping soul of the bookended Everyday's A Miracle, Come Together successfully chases the holy grail of making rock / blues accessible to a wider audience. Marcus Malone's vocals explore every twist and emotional turn of the lyrics, while guitarist Innes Sibun adds passionate solo and contributes the magnificent blues of the song - I Want You Back. Beautifully presented in an evocative psychedelic sleeve. Come Together is a career best for the two rock-blues heavyweights.
»Die Songs atmen vokal
teils gospelige Atmosphäre, bieten
Mandolinen-Country-Tupfer ebenso wie Anleihen
bei Led Zeppelin und Free, aber auch
Robert Cray und Curtis Mayfield; dazu
gibt’s Rockpile-Reminiszenzen. Vielseitig,
superb – bitte bald mehr davon!« (Good Times, Februar / März 2020)