Nashville by way of Atlanta musician Ben Cramer under his stage name Old Sea Brigade has crafted a highly atmospheric record that has tinges of Folk and Americana in its DNA. Highly addictive stuff.
It has been a while since we heard from Joe Jackson. It is good to see him back. The new record, Fool, comes out on January 18th. He has released three songs for your listening pleasure so far. Based on these gems the album will be a beauty.
As per usual, once we close the books for one year, a bunch of new records grab our attention and demand some ear time. It was an outstanding year for Rock and Roll with The Record Company, DeWolff, All Them Witches, and many more delivering the goods and then some. Here are 5 more bands that you need to know about that you may have missed.
Not only is Roxanne a perfect band name, their new record, Radio Silence, is pretty much a perfect album. Released 30 years after their self-titled debut look for shades of Warrant, Queen, Foreigner and Night Ranger.
Classy L.A. Rockers fronted by a powerhouse singer Dorothy Martin. 28 Days in the Valley is a scorcher of an album.
Vintage 80’s hair metal vibing at the finest level. If you like Def Leppard, Skid Row, or Swedish darlings H.E.A.T. you will love this band.
Having appropriately teased us with a single in 2018, Mississippi Queen/Slow hand, we can only wait and wonder what is in store for us. If their hair on fire version of the Mountain classic is any indication, we are in for a Rock and Roll treat.
The Cold Stares
One of the best Blues Rock duos in the game today. Fusing smoky Southern Blues with Alternative Rock, all systems go for this band if the new record Mountain is any indication. Just hope you make it out alive.
The Leeds, U.K. based Dunwells are poised for a comeback of sorts in 2019. Better than Mumford and Sons, a band they are constantly compared to, “We Made Fire In The Pouring Rain” is the first single from their upcoming new record.
If you are a fan of The Struts, and if you are not you should be, you will love Wyldlife. With an aggressive Post-Pop sound, this sweet and tidy 2:00 song bears more than a passing resembles to much of the works from the Ramones.
“Hollywood Ending” is the latest single from Arrow de Wilde and her band Strawcrawler. The band’s self-titled record released in 2018 was a stellar study in what a 2019 Rock and Roll Band should be. If you can, watch these guys scorch the stage in a city near you.
The new record comes out in February. In the meantime cleanse the palate with this one from the record, American Love Song.