Top 30 Songs for March 24-30, 2019

1. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (1)
2. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (3)
3. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (7)
4. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (2)
5. CHANGE – The Revivalists (6)
6. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (8)
7. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (9)
8. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (10)
9. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (11)
10. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (4)
11. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (5)
12. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (13)
13. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (15)
14. MOVEMENT – Hozier (16)
15. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (17)
16. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (18)
17. EXITS – Foals (19)
18. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (20)
19. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (12)
20. HARMONY HALL – Vampire Weekend (24)
21. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (23)
22. FEAR THE FUTURE – IAMWARFACE (25)
23. DARK PLACES – The Frontier (26)
24. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (14) 20th week on chart
25. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (22)
26. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (21) 20th week on chart
27. TIME – Morosity (30)
28. BURY A FRIEND – Billie Eilish (N)
29. ESCAPE – Ships Have Sailed (N)
30. LOVE CRAZY – Karolina Rose (N)

Top 30 Songs for March 17-23, 2019

1. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (2)
2. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (1)
3. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (14)
4. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (5)
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (6)
6. CHANGE – The Revivalists (7)
7. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (8)
8. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (9)
9. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (10)
10. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (12)
11. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (13)
12. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (3)
13. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (15)
14. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (4) 19th week on chart
15. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (20)
16. MOVEMENT – Hozier (17)
17. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (18)
18. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (19)
19. EXITS – Foals (21)
20. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (26)
21. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (11) 19th week on chart
22. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (24)
23. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (25)
24. HARMONY HALL – Vampire Weekend (28)
25. FEAR THE FUTURE – IAMWARFACE (29)
26. DARK PLACES – The Frontier (30)
27. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (23)
28. PRESSURE – Muse (16)
29. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (22)
30. TIME – Morosity (N)

Top 30 Songs for March 10-16, 2019

1. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (1)
2. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (3)
3. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (4)
4. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (2)
5. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (7)
6. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (8)
7. CHANGE – The Revivalists (9)
8. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (10)
9. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (13)
10. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (12)
11. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (5)
12. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (14)
13. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (15)
14. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (19)
15. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (16)
16. PRESSURE – Muse (6)
17. MOVEMENT – Hozier (20)
18. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (21)
19. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (22)
20. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (25)
21. EXITS – Foals (23)
22. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (11)
23. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (24)
24. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (26)
25. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (29)
26. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (30)
27. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (17)
28. HARMONY HALL – Vampire Weekend (N)
29. FEAR THE FUTURE – IAMWARFACE (N)
30. DARK PLACES – The Frontier (N)

Top 30 Songs for March 3-9, 2019

1. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (2)
2. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (1)
3. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (5)
4. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (4)
5. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (3)
6. PRESSURE – Muse (7)
7. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (8)
8. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (9)
9. CHANGE – The Revivalists (10)
10. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (13)
11. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (6)
12. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (14)
13. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (15)
14. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (16)
15. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (20)
16. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (19)
17. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (11)
18. FAST TALK – Houses (12)
19. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (27)
20. MOVEMENT – Hozier (21)
21. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (23)
22. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (24)
23. EXITS – Foals (25)
24. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (22)
25. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (29)
26. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (28)
27. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (17)
28. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (18)
29. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (30)
30. CHLORINE – twenty one pilots (N)

Top 30 Songs for February 24 – March 2, 2019

 

1. IN THE WATER – The Underground Vault (1)
2. DELTA BLUES – Jetstream (3)
3. WANDER – Vox Eagle with Pierre Fontaine (2)
4. SUNFLOWER – Post Malone & Swae Lee (5)
5. SUPERPOSITION – Young the Giant (8)
6. APOCALIPSTICK – Lazy Queen (7)
7. PRESSURE – Muse (9)
8. LOVE IT IF WE MADE IT – The 1975 (11)
9. NORTHERN LIGHTS – Death Cab for Cutie (12)
10. CHANGE – The Revivalists (13)
11. HIGH HOPES – Panic! At the Disco (4)
12. FAST TALK – Houses (6)
13. POWER OVER ME – Dermot Kennedy (17)
14. SIGUE CON EL AMOR – John Defeo (16)
15. S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun) – The Glorious Sons (21)
16. VOLCANO – Feather Weight (18)
17. WORST NIGHTS – Foster the People (14)
18. LIGHT ON – Maggie Rogers (15)
19. HOME – morgxn featuring WALK THE MOON (20)
20. TRAMPOLINE – SHAED (26)
21. MOVEMENT – Hozier (22)
22. YOU’RE THE ONE – Greta Van Fleet (23)
23. LONGSHOT – Catfish and the Bottlemen (24)
24. DISAPPEAR – Western Jaguar (25)
25. EXITS – Foals (27)
26. BACK DOWN – Bob Moses (10)
27. READY TO LET GO – Cage the Elephant (29)
28. SALVATION – The Strumbellas (30)
29. ASSUME FORM – James Blake (N)
30. SECRET THAT LIES BEHIND – The Gear (N)

THE GEAR – Single Review: “Secret That Lies Behind”

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Liverpool is one of the most legendary centers for music on the planet, and I’ve featured a number of artists and bands from that historic city on the Mersey. My latest is the immensely talented young alternative rock band The Gear. Comprised of Callum Thompson (vocals, guitar), Ben Harper (lead guitar), Jack Crone (bass) and Ben Wall (drums), since forming in 2017 the band has been amassing a passionate fan base with their exciting, guitar-driven sound built upon the their love of blues, psychedelic, grunge and progressive rock.

They released a stunning debut single “There’s a Place” in Summer 2018, and it’s already garnered over 66,000 streams on Spotify. Today they drop their new single “Secret That Lies Behind“, and it’s fantastic! The song opens strong with a barrage of raging guitars and Ben’s thunderous drumbeats, then settles down a bit as Callum’s plaintive vocals implore to a loved one about why they’re unable to communicate with him, instead running off to find consolation in another: “Why didn’t you tell me the secret that lies behind? Where did you run to? Or did you go to a friend? I was trying to find my faith in you.”

As the track progresses, the guys employ several tempo change-ups, keeping our attention firmly in their grasp and thrilling our senses. Things reach a climax with a blistering guitar solo starting at 2:35, before calming back down to a gorgeous soundscape of chiming guitars, pulsating bass and razor-sharp percussion that continue to the end. The guys’ skilled songwriting and musicianship is impressive, and they’ve got another hit on their hands with “Secret That Lies Behind”. With two superb singles to their credit, I’m confident we’ll be hearing more great music from The Gear – soon I hope!

An interesting side note about the photo used for the single: it’s a double-image of a scene at one of my favorite places on earth, Sedona, Arizona. The photo and artwork were done by Anton Eager and Paddy Clegg.

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