Their ability to combine old blues with modern rock has taking them on several tours across Europe, and even North America, and has caught the attention of artists like blues legend Joe Bonamassa calling ’VOL.II’ on of the best albums of 2018 and even inviting the band to perform on his annual cruise festival.
A true highlight and a track I hope remains in the band’s set for years to come is ‘Steal Your Crown’. It’s the sort of song that should grab the attention of radio stations and see it added to playlists worldwide.
The album is the end result of a difficult road for the band that saw them ditch the originally intended release, go back to the drawing board and deliver what we now have with ‘Film Noir’.
The Wildhearts next show is the Download Festival on June 10th
Funky ‘NYC Freaks’ rides on a groove which conjures images of late night sticky New York City streets and Studio 54. Arthur meanwhile, reveals his talents as a soloist, in the songs closing guitar licks.
Former Transvision Vamp songstress returns with an eclectic stripped down slice of Americana that will find a place in almost any music collection
A rescheduled show due to guitar player Jeremy Brown’s passing, meant that fans who had been expecting to see the band live back in April were chomping at the bit by the time Scott Weiland & Co. returned to the UK. The passing of a band mate is never easy and oftens results in the band splintering before finally dissolving. Not so Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts. Whilst Weiland has always got other ‘projects’ on the go, this band / incarnation does seem to have some staying power and a sold out Garage in London’s Highbury and Islington district suggests the fans are still eager to see what the man can deliver.
Black Whiskey will openly admit that their sound and roots are firmly entrenched in those classic sounds of the seventies and early eighties capturing influences from Free, Gary Moore, Led Zeppelin and even Glenn Hughes. Dig a little deeper however and we hear a modern take on the sound that also nods its head to the likes of Audioslave and Rival Sons.
I’m sure Fish must have had moments when he wished he’d called this tour something other than “The Moveable Feast Tour”, as that seems to have been an invitation for the God of Gigs to mess with him. Originally scheduled for May this year, the tour had to be postponed due to guitarist Robin Boult contracting and suffering badly from chicken pox. The re-scheduled dates were going well in mainland Europe until Fish developed laryngitis and had to postpone 17 dates until early next year