Labelled “the heaviest band you’ve never heard” by the DyingScene website, Narcos Family Band already have a reputation to live up to. Since they’re not a strictly a metal band (or better yet, a doom metal band), they’d have a hard job being the heaviest all the while bands like Heriot and Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard have plied their trade, but they’re definitely bloody raucous…and if “bloody raucous” is one of your staples when it comes to discovering new music, then ‘Pink Blues’ should definitely be sought.
Featuring Chris Wood (of Medeski, Martin & Wood fame) The Wood Brothers will be unleashing their sixth album, ‘One Drop of Truth’, on February 2nd 2018. Chris, along with brother Oliver, landed a recording contract with the legendary Blue Note Records back in 2006 and the Wood Brothers subsequently attracted a following in folk and blues circles, concurrently with Chris’s jazz-based career.
In 2015, House Above The Sun released a DIY EP that hinted at strong talents within light blues rock and UK Americana genres. Two years on, the band’s first full length takes those roots and tugs hard at them, resulting in a recording that’s like an old familiar friend; ten songs displaying a very live sound coupled with a few classic hooks and lots of great playing.
After Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker is arguably the world’s most influential blues icon. This year celebrates the legend’s 100th birthday and Craft Records are marking the occasion with an expansive 5CD box set which includes many of Hooker’s landmark recordings as well as unearthing previously heard material.
‘King of The Boogie’ is released on October 6th. The full press release follows…
In April 2017, singer songwriter Leslie Mendelson released ‘Love and Murder’, a downbeat and thoughtful album, mixing her own compositions with covers of more familiar material by Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison.
As part of the album’s promotion, an atmospheric black and white clip has been released for ‘Chasing The Thrill’, a video that really highlights the sparseness of the track in question. ‘Chasing The Thrill’ really shows off her old style and natural voice against a sparse arrangement and is a great indicator of why you should investigate the full album.