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New Video “Brother I Am Your Keeper”, from Hill Country Blues duo The New Savages

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!

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Debut Single “Soda Man” by Australian Blues / House duo HPKNS

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 legehpkns-bw-2nd 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.

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