It seems surprising that The Stone Chiefs have not had their big break yet. It should happen soon. The band’s infectuous southern-tinged hard rock has all the right chemistry for their songs to spread.

The Stone Chiefs have a commercially accessible sound but in a good way — if you took the elementary parts of Kings of Leon, the gristle of the Black Crowes, and tossed in a hint of Guns N’ Roses.

Songs like “Straight Pipes” have the powerhouse hard rock feel of the classic ’70s, while “Moxie” enchants with smooth boogie and intense lead guitar breaks. “Moxie” or “Mate of Mine” may be the stand out singles but the lazy atmosphere of “Vices” bleeds a melancholy that needs to be heard.

A strong showing for The Stone Chiefs with Drive On. Let’s see where it takes them.