Doomed Nation

Sounds For The Lost Generation

L.A. hard rockers Trading Aces release »Hello Hangover« video; new album »Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide« out now on Ripple Music / Rebel Waves Records!

L.A. hard rockers Trading Aces have released new music video for the track »Hello Hangover« from their debut album, »Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide«, out on April 21st, 2023 via Ripple Music / Rebel Waves Records. Featuring members of Warrior Soul, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs and City Kids!

Video directed and edited by Frank Meyer.

01. Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide
02. Destination Insane
03. Ain’t It A Bitch
04. Beautiful Sunday
05. Hello Hangover
06. F.A.B.
07. California Schemin’
08. Hey Geraldine, You Can’t Stop Me Now
09. Napalm Bombs
10. Dirty Love
11. Social Disease
12. In A Simple Rhyme

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

Los Angeles sleaze rockers Trading Aces (with members of Warrior Soul, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, and The City Kids) unleash a second video taken from their new album »Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide«, available April 21, 2023 on Ripple Music!

“»Hello Hangover« is one of the first songs guitarist Dennis Post and I wrote together when we started collaborating on what would be Trading Aces. We recorded a Van Halen cover when Eddie died in 2020, and the theme song for Danish Hell Angels’ affiliate motorcycle club The Devil’s Choice, and we wanted to do more collaborating. Dennis sent me a few ideas, and one of them was the riff that became »Hello Hangover«. No surprise, but I was fairly hung over the day when I first heard the track ,so that state of mind became the inspiration for the lyrics. A year later in summer of 2022, we shot half the video at a club called High Voltage in Copenhagen, and the rest at The Good Bar in Long Beach. I directed it, while my wife Sarah Robinson, daughter Bella, and her partner Evan Reese shot the whole thing. Despite all the drinking and brawling, Trading Aces is a tight knit family operation. It just so happens our family is very talented and just as disturbed as we are!” – Frank Meyer, Trading Aces

Obsessed with fast cars, hard drinkin’, breakin’ laws and breakin’ hearts, Trading Aces is a 4-piece band of rock ‘n’ roll outlaws with a blood-and-beer-soaked debut album that, quite simply, rules. Comprised of musicians spanning three different countries, the Aces met during the pandemic, hustlin’ music to survive while the world froze. Featuring members of Warrior Soul, Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, and The City Kids, the band’s sound is a mix of hard rock, punk, and old school heavy metal, laced with plenty of catchy pop hooks. Think Wildhearts meets Social Distortion. Think Cheap Trick meets Judas Priest. Think AC/DC meets Hanoi Rocks. These sounds are spilling over with volume, attitude, and thrills on »Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide«… and it only took the end of the world to get the ball rolling. Also watch new video »Ain’t It A Bitch«!

Trading Aces Spanish Tour:
May 18 – Jaen – The Mechanics
May 19 – Jerez – The Angel’s Den
May 20 – Estepona – Louie Louie
May 21 – Valladolid – Porta Caeli
May 22 – Lion – Babylon
May 23 – A Crown – Mardi Gras
May 24 – Santander Rock – The Beer New
May 25 – Madrid – Cave 77
May 26 – Puertollano – Crater Rock City
May 27 – Orihuela – La Gramola

Trading Aces »Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide« out April 21st on Ripple Music! Order here:

About the album: “When the pandemic hit, I got laid off from work and the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs went on hiatus, so reached out to Kory Clarke from Warrior Soul about writing some songs,” recalls singer/guitarist Frank Meyer. “Turns out, they were about to start recording the all-covers album »Cocaine And Other Good Stuff«, so I ended up signing backing vocals and playing keyboards on that. Dennis Post plays guitar in Warrior Soul, so we met there, and soon I was doing session work with his Leeds-based band The City Kids. Since then, we have made tons of music together and have been really prolific.”

But it was the sudden death of a rock icon that inspired the two shredders to really dig into their collaborative spirit. “In October of 2020, Frank reached out to me after Eddie Van Halen passed away. We were all devastated,” says Post. “He suggested we gather up some mates and record a Van Halen cover song in tribute to raise money for his favorite charity Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, so I called up Ivan Tambac from Warrior Soul and my longtime collaborator Bjarne Paamand Olsen and we all recorded a rippin’ version of »In A Simple Rhyme« remotely. That was the birth of the Trading Aces, really.”

Soon Post and Meyer started hammering out song ideas and recording demos, and Trading Aces 12-song »Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide« was on its way, with the band self-producing their tracks remotely. Soon, together – yet thousands of miles apart – the Trading Aces made its cocksure debut album. With anthemic punky fist-pumpers like »Hello Hangover« and »California Scheming« alongside Stones-meets-Kiss boogie numbers »Ain’t It A Bitch« and »Social Disease«, plus headbangers like »Napalm Bombs« and the title track, »Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide« is a earworm tour de force of riffs, hooks and strut. »Beautiful Sunday« is chock full of pop hooks that would make the Fab Four proud, yet lyrics about pizza and B-movies to keep the stoners a-tokin’. »Destination Insane« and »F.A.B.« could be leftovers from Guns N’ Roses »Appetite For Destruction, and the band’s cover of Frank Zappa’s »Dirty Love« sounds like Fu Manchu and Funkadelic met in a barfight, but took mushrooms instead!

“Dennis came in with these straight-ahead riffs, and then Frank would add of these wild lyrics and cool harmonies, and before long we had some really strong material worked up,” Tambac enthuses. “My job was to glue it all together, to keep a solid beat that pushes it along, yet add character and details.”

“That’s when it started to get really off the wall,” laughs Olsen, “Suddenly we were doing a Zappa cover, we brought in Paul Roessler (The Screamers, 45 Grave, Nina Hagen) on piano, a backing singer popped in the mix, a horn section got added to a few tunes, and the thing really came to life. This went from a few demos getting passed around to an absolute monster of an album quickly!” »Rock ‘N’ Roll Homicide« is set for worldwide release on April 21 via Ripple Music, so make sure to bet on Trading Aces!

Trading Aces is:
Frank Meyer (Los Angeles, United States)- Lead Vocals, Guitar
Dennis Post (Copenhagen, Denmark) – Guitars, Vocals
Bjarne Paamand Olsen (Copenhagen, Denmark) – Bass
Iván Tambac (Torrevieja, Spain) – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.