The injured party on this occasion is the marvellous Luther Russell and his Motorbike EP, which saw the light of day back in February.
At the time we were hugely taken with the songs on the EP (which are taken from Russell’s upcoming fifth solo album – a double entitled The Invisible Audience)
Musically the EP takes in the psychedelic Americana of the title track, which is reminiscent of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club circa Howl, the stripped-down blues of A World Unknown, the power-pop of Tomorrow’s Paper, and the short, but sweet Dead Sun Blues and Et Al, which sound like outtakes from Sweetheart Of The Rodeo and Third/Sister Lovers, respectively. What keeps these seemingly disparate influences together is Russell’s effortless way with a melody and the warm, analogue sound.
So if you haven’t already discovered it, check out the aforementioned, and thoroughly excellent, A World Unknown and forgive us our tardiness!
Visit his MySpace here.
Download Luther Russell – A World Unknown mp3 (from Motorbike EP)