Evol Walks – Gun & a Crucifix / Single Review
December 6, 2021 | By: Rock Industry
Australian-born, Los Angeles based artist Evol Walks has rapidly emerged as an energetic and enigmatic act to follow. With a healthy chunk of attitude, a dynamite lead singer and a predilection for time-honoured rock ’n’ roll, Evol Walks was originally formed in LA by flame-haired Australian-born Leah Martin-Brown. Having shared stages and lineups with the likes of Johnny Depp, Nita Strauss, The Killers, Everclear, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nancy Wilson, Black Label Society, Within Temptation and many more, Evol Walks’ hard edge takes inspiration from rock legends.
Having already released 2 EP’s, the 5 piece caught the attention of Swedish Manager Jens Lundberg who immediately signed Leah and the band to his Management Company, Blue Lemon in September 2019. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Evol Walks were determined to push through and work on their upcoming full-length record so it would be ready when the world reopened. Leah travelled to Stockholm, Sweden in mid-October and immediately began working with some of the top musicians and songwriters in the country to put together the new album. Fast forward to October 2021 and Evol Walks are once again back in Los Angeles, CA and ready to hit the ground running.
Speaking about the new release, Leah shares, “Gun & a Crucifix is about the dichotomy between dark and light and the constant struggle for power between these two energies. When writing it, I was envisioning the inexplicable yet enigmatic pull of a Cult leader and exploring that a little. This song was a live song we have always played and I finally had the chance to work on it in Stockholm, Sweden this year with producer Chris Wetterström.”