It is industrial and as raw as garage rock gets. It is also bluesy and Rock ‘n’ Roll. John Spencer Blues explosion meets Janis Joplin. The Delta Blues / Garage of The Stooges and the blues of Mississippi Fred Mc Dowell. It is the France based duo Hoboken Division . This November they released their latest album “The Mesmerizing Mix Up Of The Diligent John Henry”.
Susan mixes Garage Rock with pop influenced Rock ‘n’ Roll. This band is ready to release a new limited vinyl 7″ EP called TV Girls. Based in Los Angeles the band shares a love for music and Champagne Cocktails. “Little Notes” is already available for listeners. This song contains happy tunes, up-tempo rhythms, and fast-breaking vocals. Listen here below!
Mark “Porkchop” Holder’s Just released a new studio LP called Death and the Blues. This release marks the Chattanooga-based bluesman’s second solo album away from his founding band, Black Diamond Heavies.
You might know Mark “Porkchop” Holder. He originally turned the blues on its head more than a decade ago as a founding member of punk/blues band Black Diamond Heavies.
Mark has been tearing up juke joints, festivals and dive bars since the Black Diamond Heavies started. It wasn’t until earlier this year that the Tennessee musician released his own debut solo album, Let It Slide.
This November Mark “Porkchop” Holder released his sophomore album Death and the Blues. This bluesman knows how to deliver some of the finest blues songs you’ll find today. This results in an album you easily listen for multiple hours. Expect harmonica tunes that Little Walter and Howlin’ Wolf made famous and, badass guitar solos in the Hill Country tradition.
The Jaded Juice Riders are a surf rock band hailing from California. This October they released a new album Bowl Cut on Spirit Goth Records. Two songs are already brought out: ‘Deathsurf” and “Mr. Psycho”. This band really takes their song off full-throttle with powerful surf guitar riffs in style of the Dead Ghosts and Dick Dale and his Deltones.
Hard driving Guitar solos are all over the place and their thriving vocals and harmonica melodies complement the sound of The Cold Heart Revue perfectly. This band knows how to bring Rock ‘n Roll, Blues and Guitar Rock out a stage. They already had a chart-topping Number #1 hit on the iTunes Blues Single Chart with “You’re A Picture on a Wall” and now they released their second EP “Renegade Heart”.
Like many other notable British Blues musicians, David Robinson of the Cold Heart Revue stands out in bad ass guitar solos and blues rocking arrangements. Their newest EP “Renegade Heart” is a shout out for the revival of hard blues rock and that is what we are waiting for!
4 Piece Blues Band The Cold Heart Revue
David Robinson ( Vocals/Lead Electric Guitar/Lead Slide ) started performing as a solo acoustic blues artist under the name ‘The Cold Heart Revue‘ in 2014. Struck by the authenticity of blues music when performed he recorded his first EP as a solo artist and decided to recruit a full band to perform on the follow-up ‘Renegade Heart’, earlier this year. ‘The Cold Heart Revue’ became a 4 piece band in2017.
Interview about The New Cold Heart Revue EP “Renegade Heart”
Curious about the recording process, the band and the blues scene in England I spoke with Frontman David Robinson about the upcoming The Cold Heart Revue Album “Renegade Heart.
BBB: “All songs on the EP contain arrangements with additions that make the music powerful. For example, The harmonica additions in “American Rain” also the Backing vocals in “Tattoo Girl”, are very appealing. Can you tell something about the recording process? And did you gather some guest musicians?”
David:”Thank you for your encouragement. I am a regular reader of your blog and I am happy to be featured in this article.” “The harmonica on ‘American Rain’ came from a need to add extra heaviness to the sound. The harmonica is a great instrument that ties hard rock to the blues and does give the song a kick. The backing vocals on ‘Tattoo Girl’ came from simple joyful exuberance and they were enjoyable to do. It also helps to differentiate the verses and the choruses. The core of each song was recorded live – the drums, bass guitar, rhythm guitar and lead guitar was recorded with the amplifiers in separate rooms and mic’d up. I then added the vocals, piano, Hammond organ and harmonica.”
“This isn’t music for the masses; it’s music for miscreants, burnouts, down-and-out dreamers, and obsessive historians”. Hailin’ from Los Angeles L.A. Witch mixes a wall of sound with poetic soundscapes. Guitar rage meets Charles Bukowski. You’ll love their songs for the heavy and dreamy parts, and because of the different influences from blues to punk.
Debut Album “L.A. Witch”
Their debut album “L.A. Witch” will be released September 8th , 2017 on Suicide Squeeze records. These ladies are remarkable for mixing vintage garage rock like The Pleasure Seekers did in the sixties, and on the other hand to Junior Kimbrough and T Model Ford’s Hill Country Blues.
L.A. Witch mixing Blues and Garage Rock, the best of both worlds
The best example of this talent is hearable in “untitled” which groove brings you to the lonesome Delta and on the other hand, the reverb drenched guitar also creates some burlesque nightclub vibe in your living room, car or any place you can listen to this music.
Well, this Blues ‘n Roll duo hailin’ from Missouri is influenced by The Hooten Hallers, Radio Moscow, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and R. L. Burnside. If that doesn’t make you interested in their sound! The Maness Brother combine some of the grooviest rock ‘n roll with Blues Rock and made heavy guitar and harmonica solos a trademark of their sound.
Bring rock n’ roll back into the forefront of the promise land
This April the Maness Brothers released their latest album called “Maness Brothers” . As far as blues and rock can be combined the Maness Brother sho’ know how to do that. From A to Z, songs are heavy, bluesy and groovy. Like “Bailin’Hay”, which features killer up-tempo drums, screaming harmonica tunes and some fine slide guitar.