Bob Manton & Jeff Shadbolt formerly The Purple Hearts now PH2 new single ‘1974’ Review

Mod revival legends formerly of The Purple Hearts fame Bob Manton (Vocals) & Jeff Shadbolt (Bass) have released their long awaited new single 1974. You’d think they’d just be happy to perform from their already diverse music collective, well they’ve added another potential classic to their arsenal joining forces with Kevin Iverson Jnr on Lead Guitar & Drums . Produced by none other than Steve Cradock, recorded at Kundalini Studios and released on Heavy Soul Records. 1974 is fuelled by Bob Mantons resonate vocals which has matured and enriched throughout the years but still as equally as fantastic as 1977. It has all the flavours of a classic mod revival, punk classic which doesn’t come as a shock. Although not born in 1974 I still feel a connection to the lyrics, it’s hard not too, it’s a great track that instantly makes the hairs stand on the back of your neck and you can’t help but jump up and down while singing along either.

PH2 are here to stay as a whole new line up has now emerged since the recording with Kevin Iverson Jnr and Andy Huckstead parting ways to focus on their own band Springtide Cavalry. Bob and Jeff have recruited established musicians and mod revival legends in their own right Andy Orr from The Scene and Small world on drums along with John Wratten from Small World on guitar to replace them. This is only a sign of things to come and it can only get better from here on in with what many are calling a mod revival super group. The single has almost sold out after getting its first air play on The Glory Boy Mod Radio Show in late 2021. If your lucky you might still be able to get your hands on a copy over at Heavy Soul Records, it’s definitely an essential to any collection and can be bought in either black or purple vinyl.

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