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Blues Rock Archive
Posted on May 16, 2013 | 4 CommentsBack in 2011, Fantasist released their astounding debut album “Giggle Juice”, containing some of the catchiest, grooviest, most downright bluesy tracks to come from a UK based rock band. 2 years later, the three suited stooges, the three musketeers, the bearded trio are back with...
Posted on May 10, 2013 | 2 CommentsYou don’t get many better symbols of brash American style than a Monster Truck: big, noisy and kind of dumb. In many respects this band do live up (or down) to their name. Playing a ballsy, blues based, hard rock that fans of Black Stone Cherry will approve...
Posted on February 13, 2013 | 4 CommentsThe Fuzz Drivers are a hard rocking quartet who have been around for a couple of years and have built up a bit of a buzz, which should be beneficial with regards to the release of their self-titled debut album. Taking their inspiration from 60s...
Posted on November 17, 2012 | 2 CommentsCork and Tipperary, in Ireland, may not be the first locations to spring to mind when thinking of unrefined, unyielding blues, although the great Rory Gallagher was brought up in Cork. Crow Black Chicken on their debut album “Electric Soup” play blues that is not...
Posted on October 31, 2012 | No CommentsIn the days before the internet – yes, I know this is ancient history for many of you, but bear with me – the usual rota for bands and artists with record deals went something like this: record one album over a mind-bogglingly lengthy period...
Posted on August 1, 2012 | No CommentsMore young men wishing they were born in Arizona rather than Halifax. UK-based Grifter want you to picture them rolling on their Harley’s heading towards their next bar fight, guitars strapped to their denim-clad backs. Well, rockers have been appropriating the sounds of the blues...
Posted on May 27, 2012 | No CommentsThere’s something to be said for a band that understands the way sounds work together. On Redgrave‘s upcoming EP, “National Act,” vocalist/guitarist Angie Mead seems to have realized that because her voice is in a higher register, her guitar should be bassy and low, with the...
Posted on May 27, 2012 | No CommentsLincoln Durham growls at you from the outset of this mournful album. His mesmerising, rasping vocals (much like those of Ray LaMontagne, but with an added southern drawl) are loaded with melancholy. The slow rhythm of drums, accompanied by a roughly-picked guitar herald an album...
Posted on May 3, 2012 | No CommentsSchizophrenic? Eclectic? Uncertain of itself? There are various ways you could take Andrew Jackson’s debut album. What’s certain is that it always keeps you guessing and defies classification. In his own words, Canadian Andrew Jackson has ‘made a lifestyle of living on the edge’. It...
Posted on October 28, 2011 | No CommentsI don’t know about you but I’ve always felt that there was a bit of inverse snobbery about Northern Ireland band The Answer. In some quarters, they are too derivative/bland/bluesy/straightforward (delete to your own preference). Honestly, since when did making a no nonsense, in your...
Posted on June 5, 2011 | No CommentsCalifornian blues-rockers RIVAL SONS, who are preparing for the release of their highly-anticipated new album, "Pressure & Time", have confirmed two headlining shows in the UK.
Posted on June 3, 2011 | No CommentsMusic is seasonal- be it the recent debates over who can beat the X Factor winner to the Christmas number one slot; the spring launch of product by the major labels; the compilations for Father’s Day containing songs he already has three times; the year...