You might know them for delivering the most hypnotic blues around. Their addictive grooves are like alcohol, it gets better every time you taste it. In 2018 The New Savages continue to bring the blues all over Australia with a new drummer, a new single “Brother, I am Your Keeper” and a 45 date national tour from Jan-June. Listen the single up here!
Jesse Redwing grew up on punk, found inspiration in the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall, Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton and the Stones, then took a step back to “the real shit”: Chess Records, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Buddy Guy and Willie Dixon.
Jesse Redwing mixing best of Blues, Punk and Rock
Inspired by the best British Blues and US Blues musicians of the twentieth century Jesse Redwing knows how to deliver Blues inspired Rock songs like “Comin’ On” and “Crawlin’ Up The Walls”. Especially “Comin’ On” really digs deep and is most recognizable for its brilliant harmonica solo.
His music is clearly influenced by the best rock and blues musicians of the sixties. Listen below to get the groove!
“I wasn’t born to the blues, but it found me somehow and now there’s no turning back,”
Crawlin’Up The Walls
Interview: The Blues Arcadia “Memphis Soul and Chicago Blues from Stax to Chess”
Hailing from Brisbane Australia The Blues Arcadia combines the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the power of the Chicago and Memphis Blues. The Blues Arcadia recently released their debut EP and this band brings us especially live some old-fashioned soul stomp revival.
Their cover of Freddie King’s “Big Legged Woman”, for examplee is great and shows this band can groove like the old dogs of blues and soul. This November I spoke with Chris and Alan about their new EP, their inspiration and about the blues scene in Australia.
Trademark song ‘Rockin’ Chair’
To get in the groove of their music you should listen to ‘Rockin’ Chair’, which is a song where all their talent come together. The vocals are clean an bluesy, Alan gets to high notes easily and the rhythm department is tight like the backbone of a band should be. On top of that you get some nice guitar solos.
Debut Single “Soda Man” by Australian Blues / House duo HPKNS
The bandname of Blues / House duo HPKNS from Melbourne, Australia pays homage to blues legend Lightnin’ Hopkins whose traditional foot stomping blues forms the basis of HPKNS style. This duo is eccentric and unique for the way they approach the blues roots in their music.
Inspiration for “Soda Man”
Inspired by the songs of the Texas blues legend Lightnin’ Hopkins you will find a mixture of danceable beats and electrifying guitar and bass riffs in their music. HPKNS launched their ‘Devilishly Pounding’ Blues // House debut single ‘Soda Man’ this September and are ready to hit the road.
‘Soda Man’ is a grooving song with an attractive guitar riff and feels like a 2016 version of the work bluesmen like Son House once recorded. Listen to “Death Letter Blues”, which he recorded in 1965 and you’ll find a similar groove in HPKNS arrangements.
Australian Folk and Blues by slide guitarist Indy
Folkblues singer-songwriter Indy from Australia recently released his full-length debut album ‘The Devil’ on Bandcamp. This record features Indy’s unique, driving slide-guitar, powerful vocals and dark undertones, all creating a wild-west style soundtrack.
I like the use of the bottleneck on Indy’s album. A Blues song played on a guitar with a slide or a bottleneck creates one of the finest blues grooves around. Elmore James and Hound Dog Taylor sho’ knew how to play that kind of songs. Indy built his riffs and composition around the bottleneck in almost every song.
Indy writes meaningfull lyrics that embody the blues feeling. In it’s own way it could remind you of the diaspore of delta. The scream for a better life.
C’Mon Let’s Ride – Lyrics
She hang me up
For my stack
In my heart
Learn more about Indy on the Bandcamp page.