“Drawing on influences as diverse as John Lee Hooker, Captain Beefheart and Queens of the Stone Age, London based Australian Jimmy ‘O’s vocals provide a modern-day take on the traditional blues themes of love and despair accompanied by stomping, fuzzed out low end riffs while Mikey brings an equal part of boisterous, relentless energy combined with infectious rhythms on his well worn drum kit – his thundering beats and blistering performances often compared to John Bonham”.
I know it`s the second post in as many weeks featuring a raw Electric-Blues based duo, a quick listen kind people and it all becomes self-explanatory. My guitar playing unfortunately fails to explode into cool fuzzy blues riffs with swirling rhythmic outbursts, my drumming isn`t on par with a who`s who of iconic Rock N`Roll percussion, hence you don`t need an IQ of 190 to realize I would not be needed if these two fabulous musicians fail to show one day. Already known for a blistering live set – The Graveltones are offering their new single as a free download to coincide with the planned summer excitement. A simple and effective Blues concept blatantly absent from repetition, a tingling musical concoction capable of raising the most ardent of celebratory neck hair.
“A UK and European tour begins in August 2012 with gig dates during the Summer months at established circuit venues such The Roundhouse, Monto Water Rats and 100 Club. Festival appearances follow including Standon Calling and Rotherhithe Festival where the Graveltones will be headlining in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust”.
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