A terrific blues-y head nodder a la the Black Keys, but elevated by strings and a semi-falsetto that are surprisingly reminiscant of That Other 90s Band From Oxford, you know, the one he wasn't in*.
His new album "The World's Strongest Man" is out on May 4th. He's extremely good value live, and for Londoners he'll be at the Palladium on May 23rd. He's on Twitter at @GazCoombes and Facebook at GazCoombes.
*I shall do him the common courtesy of not mentioning the Oxford band that he was in. We've moved beyond that.
Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018.
"Trafalgar Square" - Jonathan Wilson
This song has many elements - there's a bit of Floyd-esque psychadelia, then it goes a bit Norman Greenbaum, at least one of the chord changes is cribbed directly from "White Punks On Dope". As such, it's completely bloody marvellous.
"My Queen Is Ada Eastman" - Sons Of Kemet
An angry British jazz deployment which had me transfixed from the intro and then the vocal kicked in somewhere around the three minute mark and now I'm basically hooked and it's been on repeat since. Help.
"Nevermine" - Forth Wanderers
This is considerably more lovely and jangly and melodic than we deserve at this point in the day. Good harmonies, too.
"Unearth" - CRATER
Late to the party again. Beautiful synth swells, soaring vocals from Seattle-based electronic duo. Worth your time.
"Oom Sha La La" - Hayley Heynderickx
Morning. It's a nice sunny day in London. So go outside. Like this song says...."If you don't go outside, well, nothing's gonna happen..."
"Rituals" - Rolo Tomassi
Morning. (Ok, not morning anymore.) We need something to lighten the national mood, don't you think? Also, this is arguably my favourite new rawks since SOAD's "Toxicity" came out.
"Don't You Know I'm In A Band" - Confidence Man
My personal favourite from the Melburnian (Melburnite?) synth-dance-punk-pop-whatever's debut album which is released this very day. (linkage after the jump)