REVIEW: The Gills – “Lemonade”

Gills1When life gives you lemons, it’s a given that we need to make lemonade. As cliche as that phrase might be, it’s exactly what The Gills’ frontman/guitarist Jesse Wheeler did. While battling Leukemia as a teen, Wheeler would write songs as a positive hobby and to keep his mind off being sick. After fine tuning his craft he and his friends realized they were well suited to form a band to showcase their artistry. It wasn’t too much later, they were putting their finishing touches on their first full length album and kicking their story into gear.


For their 7″ single Lemonade (on Soul Step Records) The Gill chose two songs that utilize their power pop sound and give you a small sample why they are one the scene’s most promising new bands. The title track is a rock n roll romp that’s reminiscent of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Strokes’ “Room On Fire” era.  Punchy guitar hooks, and an infectious hook that makes it the official song of summer. Side B’s “La-Di-Da” is a bit of change of pace with it’s medium tempo groove that builds up into a chorus that’s next to impossible not to feel a slight tug at the ol’ heart strings.

While being relatively new on the scene, The Gills perform like seasoned pros and have full on mastered their craft for power pop hooks and Billboard-ready rock n roll that should and eventually will be your official soundtrack to all your summer activities. Lemonade is available on teeth rottingly delicious lemonade colored vinyl exclusively from Soul Step Records in extremely limited quantities. If you are looking for a band with sugary rock n roll and a strong penchant for ear worms, The Gills just might be the band for you and Lemonade is the perfect place to start!


For more information on The Gills, visit their Official site

To purchase Lemonade on exclusive lemonade colored 7″, visit Soul Step Records

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Aaron The Audiophile

Son, brother, uncle, musician. I enjoy music of all genres, shapes and sizes, preferably the good kind.

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