Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category

Raw blues duo Left Lane Cruiser are back with a new record, Shake and Bake – meaning another tasty helping of their lowdown, sleaze-ridden garage blues.

The Waltz is the latest track shared from the record and it is a heavy-duty monolith of fuzzy, fried rock’n’roll, just like the devil intended.

Give it a spin here. The album is out on the 31st May via Alive NaturalSound Records.

 

 

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Courtney Barnett is releasing Everybody Here Hates You as a standalone single and as an exclusive 12″ single for Record Store Day.

Everybody Here Hates You is built on a bluesy guitar chug and is a a rollicking paean to depression and self-belief; complete with squalling guitars, organs and tambourines.

Watch the lyric video below.

 

Inspired by artists like Leonard Cohen, Ane Brun, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alela Diane, and Joni Mitchell amongst others, Vilma Flood is a songwriter from the northern part of Sweden.

She has shared a track called Green Eyed Moron (great title) and her powerful, dark and vibrating voice is combined with big marching drums, acoustic guitars and pedal steel to deliver a really compelling and intoxicating slab of melancholic, bluesy Americana. It reminds us of Jolie Holland or Gretchen Peters no less.

Liking this one a lot. Give it a spin below.

 

An absolute overload of stonking new tunes this week…including the returns of Black Mountain, The Black Keys and Clinic and a stunning Iggy & The Stooges cover… in Spanish.

Enjoy!

  1. The Claque – Hush
  2. Black Mountain – Future Shade
  3. The Black Keys – Lo/Hi
  4. Clinic – Rubber Bullets
  5. A.A. Bondy – Images Of Love
  6. The Coathangers – The Devil You Know
  7. The National – You Had Your Soul With You
  8. The Mystery Lights – Someone Else Is In Control
  9. Laura Stevenson – Value Inn
  10. Strand Of Oaks – Keys
  11. Christian Lee Hutson – Northsiders
  12. Greys – These Things Happen
  13. Sudakistan – Quiero Ser Tu Perro  (Iggy & The Stooges cover)
  14. Arre! Arre! – His-Story Moves In Circles
  15. Cherry Pickles – Lily Is A Spy
  16. Gotobeds – Calquer The Hound
  17. Patio – New Reality
  18. Possible Humans – The Thumps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve already posted a couple of excellent tracks from Lonesome Shack’s new album Desert Dreams and now the band have shared New Dream and a video for the record’s title track.

Both are more top notch examples of their raw, bluesy Americana, New Dream is gentler, akin to a pastoral gospel-style backwoods boogie while the title track is built on the back of another insistently hypnotic, swampy riff. The album is already shaping up to be one of our favourites of the year.

Watch / stream them below.

 

 

 

Lonesome Shack – Too Bad

Posted: February 12, 2019 in Americana, Blues, Music, Rock
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We’ve already posted a couple of tracks from Lonesome Shack’s upcoming long player Desert Dreams. Our advance copy is already becoming one of our most played records of the year so far, and the Seattle formed, but now London based, trio have shared another excellent tune from the record.

Too Bad is one of our favourites from the album, it is deceptively simple desert blues, imbued with a dark, sparse humour, and it is all round wonderful to boot.

Stream it here.

 

  1. Flat Worms – Surreal New Year
  2. The Uranium Club – Man Is The Loneliest Animal
  3. Ånge Teenage Angst – Ånge Teenage Angst
  4. A Merge Group Plays “Heroes” – V-2 Schneider  (David Bowie cover)
  5. Esther Rose – Don’t Blame It On The Moon
  6. W.H. Lung – Simpatico People
  7. MELTS – Echoes
  8. Wand – Scarecrow
  9. Sharon Van Etten – Never Grow Old  (James Cleveland Moore, Sr cover)
  10. Laura Stevenson – Living Room, NY
  11. Steve Earle & The Dukes – L.A. Freeway  (Guy Clarke cover)
  12. Adia Victoria – The Needle’s Eye
  13. Flying Fish Cove – Johnny Paper
  14. Charly Bliss – Capacity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born out of the Rust Belt, and with influences that span decades and range from classic artists such as Dylan and the Stones, to grunge acts like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and all the way to artists like Interpol and Cage The Elephant, five piece Eerie Point embodies a sound that twists alternative, indie, and blues into something fresh and contemporary.

The Americana flavoured Artificial Things is a live favourite, and the lead-off single from the band’s debut album Local Fame, which saw a release last month.

Stream it below and order the album via Bandcamp.

 

We shared Lonesome Shack’s excellent track Past The Ditch just before Christmas, and now we have a second (top) tune from their forthcoming long player Desert Dreams.

The City Is A Desert is anchored by a country blues refrain that has a touch of something primal about it and sounds like it could almost be a lost take from the Doors’ LA Woman.

Liking this one a lot. Stream it here.

 

Back with a bang – no less than fifteen corking new tunes to check out from last week…

  1. Sleaford Mods – Kebab Spider
  2. The Coathangers – Bimbo
  3. Mercury Rev featuring Norah Jones – Okolona River Bottom Band
  4. Ryan Adams – Manchester
  5. FIDLAR – By Myself
  6. Meat Puppets – Nine Pins
  7. Stella Donnelly – Old Man
  8. Beirut – Landslide
  9. PRIESTS – The Seduction Of Kansas
  10. Cherry Glazerr – Wasted Nun
  11. Abjects – Never Give Up
  12. Ex Hex – Cosmic Cave
  13. Adia Victoria – Different Kind Of Love
  14. TOY – Mechanism
  15. Wintersleep – Beneficiary