The latest track by Californian rockers Pump5 is called “Make Me” and is a straight up Rock N Roll track in every sense of the word.


The track opens with the distorted guitar line and a super powerful drum roll that will take you back to the good old days of Skid Row and Guns N Roses. The first thing you’ll notice about this track is the strong and effective bassline and how it changes from the verse to the chorus to accomodate how each section of the song is powerful and upbeat, yet distinct from the others.


The vocalist is something super remarkable, because his style combines modern and nostalgic elements beautifully. In the verses you think he’s reaching his highest and giving us everything he’s got…but you’ll be surprised when you hear his scream right before the solo. Speaking of the solo, it was short and super fast…a brief yet effective way to solo on a song that’s as straightforward as this. 


At the end of the day, fine details are what make the song “Make Me” a special and rebellious number full of all the energy boosts and rock n roll gimmicks you’ expect, and then some more. I recommend this track if you love the late 80s early 90s era which was full of hair, glam, and hard rock.



  • 8/31 – HQ – Denver, CO w/The Blackouts and Hawk Attack
  • 9/1 – Beach House, Omaha, NE
  • 9/2 – Studio 301 – Portage, WI w/ Abaddon’s End
  • 9/3 – Sweet Minihaha, Brodhead, WI w/ Left of Reason
  • 9/6 – Overtime – Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • 9/7 – The RockPile – Toronto, Canada
  • 9/8 – Diesel Concert Lounge – New Baltimore, MI w/ Elsie Binx
  • 9/9 – Hamilton St Pub – Saginaw, MI
  • 9/10 – Whiskeys Roadhouse – Rockford, IL w/ Don’t think twice