Jim Ivins From The Ivins Special Guest On 11/24/2020
As rock n’ roll has begun its return to prominence in the 2020 musical landscape, leading the charge from the buzzworthy, burgeoning Nashville rock scene are The Ivins.
Branding themselves “Loud Alternative,” led by brothers Jim and Jack Ivins, the band has scored glowing comparisons to artists like U2, Silversun Pickups & 30 Seconds To Mars, while standing out as a unique vessel in rock; blending elements of the familiar to pull in listeners, while continuing to give them an experience unlike any one band.
This is put on prominent display in the band’s new single, “Composure,” a battering ram of an anthem for personal serenity and overcoming anxiety, written and recorded remotely in quarantine and a reflection of the manic times that have taken hold as a result of COVID-19. Anchored by the rhythm section of Jack Ivins and bassist Regan Akers, the dual-guitar attack of Jim Ivins with lead guitarist Hatton Taylor reminds the listener of a time where the riff was king, while continuing to push the genre forward without sounding dated, with a massive hook that is sure to act as an instant ear worm. “Composure” is just the beginning of what the band have in store for Nashville and beyond, as they prepare to release a new album by year’s end, Conditions, produced by the band with Michael Zuehsow (Colt Ford, Cherub).
The band’s debut, 2017’s The Code Duello, was brought to life with the help of Grammy winner Michael Rosen (AFI, Papa Roach), Grammy nominee Mark Needham (The 1975, Imagine Dragons), as well as American Music Award winner Bill Leverty (Firehouse), and contained the song “Tell Me,” which was featured on Fox Sports.
To The Ivins, “Loud Alternative” is a means for invigorating listeners with the hooks and feelings of modern alternative, mixed with the power, deep lyricism and emotion of what alternative music and culture was founded on during its inception in the 90’s. With this new, modern stamp on the culture at the forefront of The Ivins’ brand, you can always count on the music being three things: relevant, immediate and meaningful.