The riotous London-based rock ‘n’ roll act 51/50s redefines the sound of modern rock ‘n’ roll on their debut album ‘Dangerous State Of Mind’ (New Vibe Records), which is now available worldwide on iTunes and other online music stores.
Following the footsteps of The Hellacopters and draining inspiration from The Rolling Stones and Guns N’ Roses, 51/50s have managed to create a unique blend of 60’s style rock ‘n’ roll and modern day rock. “This is stadium-sized stuff: all tumbling riffs and monster choruses” (Rockmidgets.com).
The singer and songwriter Rikki Lee, who wrote many of the songs while living on the streets of London, describes the album as bittersweet. “The album sounds upbeat, but the lyrics are actually very downbeat. The album was written in a dangerous state of mind and that’s where the album name comes from.”
To make it on their own in these times of continuous change in the music industry 51/50s have set up their own record label New Vibe Records and partnered with an online music marketing company Not Evil Music. Not settling for any traditional ways to finance their album the band chose to use Slicethepie financing platform. In 2007 they collected £15,000 in a very short time from fans and investors who believed in the band’s success.
To preview all the tracks on the album, please visit: http://www.purevolume.com/5150smusic.