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Saturn Batteries (Cincinnati)
Brad Gibson served time in the Cincinnati music scene as a go-to bassist, playing with a diverse range of local acts that included Young Heirlooms, Charlie Hustle and hot-shots Walk the Moon. He formed Saturn Batteries as an outlet for the songs he’d been writing over the years, stepping to the forefront on guitar and vocals. Though his low end will be missed, the songs of Saturn Batteries — fleshed out by two guitarists, a bassist, drums and keys — are worth the trade-off, as evidenced by the band’s debut EP, Ever Been in Love?, released at the start of 2013. The dynamic, sophisticated songs are melodically captivating and showcase the creative guitar interplay of Gibson and Tyler Kottmann.
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