Lick and a Promise – ‘Come Together In the Morning’ Review
By C.W. Ross
The band Lick and a Promise got their start back in the summer of 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany with founding members Manuel Elsesser (guitars) and Jochen W. Thoma (vocals). In 2009 they settled on their current line up with the addition of Ulli Bieber (drums & Percussion) and Volker Thoma (bass & organ).
The band released their debut LP, ‘A Bitch Is A Bitch’ in 2006, then after a short break, in 2009 they toured Germany in support of their new ‘Unplugged’ EP before playing a short US West Coast tour in 2010 that included dates at legendary places like, House Of Blues and The Viper Room.
Lick and a Promise’s sound pays homage to classic rock bands of the 70s like The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin along with a soulful pop rock sound that reminded me of 80’s British soulful pop group Dexys Midnight Runners and blues-Southern-jam rocking group The Black Crowes.
Lick and a Promise also really mixes it up with their song tempos ranging from slow and acoustic to hard driving all out rocking tracks.
Highlight tracks include the horns infused, Black Crowes’ feeling rocking track, “The Highway.” “Come Together” is another good, up tempo, guitar filled track, that has a Rolling Stones rock swagger to it. Things also end very strong with the track, “Places of the Soul,” with its classic rock sound that’s very reminiscent of early Led Zeppelin.
Review Takeaway: If you like your music filled with a big dose of homage to a ‘classic rock sound’ along with a soulful blues undertone then Lick and a Promise’s ‘Come Together in the Morning’ will have you squealing in blissful joy.