Force 9 by King Mob (NewBreed)

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Force 9 by King Mob (Four Spinning Records)

Band Members: Stepher W. Parsons, Chris Spedding, 16, Andy Newmark, Guy Pratt

Engineer: Jarrad Hearman

Label: Steamhammer

Release Date: Nov 8, 2011

Loud, powerful and worthy of the cast behind this. I think I saw Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols in our NUTs promoted gig of theirs. Snips (aka Stephen W. Parsons) from Sharks, the early 70’s too often forgotten nugget, leads this outfit. It’s Hard Rock with elegant saloon guitars, think Jimmy Page gone Swing. It’s got 5 stars average customer reviews from Amazon and apparently there’s only one more copy left on vinyl. I worked with Steve Parsons myself, he worked as a producer in one of my singles. I know his influences and I can vouch for their depth and exquisite precision. Sit back and be swallowed into this all-star cast’s spell. It is a great commemoration of old friends for now, but if more albums pop out of this determined guerrilla militia I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the newbie bands out there call crying.

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Brazilian polymath Eron Falbo came to London in 2009 after leaving his band ‘The Julians’ to pursue a solo career and become a cosmopolitician. Falbo began writing at the age of 11 for the school newspaper. By the age of 16 he had got his first job as a journalist. His experience in other magazines stretches from film critic to travel writer, passing through much but never leaving the culture spectrum. Apart from writing, Falbo is also an emerging singer. He was invited to record an album in one of the best studios in Nashville, Tennessee by none other than legendary producer Bob Johnston, who recorded the best material by the likes of Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash (all acclaimed writers). As of yet he’s only released one single, ‘Beat the Drums’ which was featured on Dermot O’Leary’s “Go Buy Monday” (single of the week) for BBC Radio 2, among other media. Currently, Falbo fronts the band ‘the Kyniks’ in venues in London and around the UK and can be occasionally spotted prowling the scene of the New Untouchables taking notes.

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May 21, 2012 By : Category : Bands Front Page Garage Music Reviews Tags:, ,
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Wild Evel & the Trashbones (NewBreed)

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Newbreed2

Being a savage kid lost in an era of uninspiring music the Staggers’ frontman, Wild Evel, teamed up in 2008 with part of former teenbeaters the Roadrunners and a fuzzface to form a supergroup, providing serious garage punk at it’s best! Take some of Billy Childish’s trashy guitar solos, some of the Miracle Workers’and The Stomachmouths’ catching melodies, add the ‘three-finger organ’, invisible monsters and cavemen and you know what these guys are up to! LET’S GO RIGHT NOW!!!!

For sure the Trashbones have their roots in the 1960s U.S. garage punk, when teenagers started playing their own music, delivering their own ideas and ideals through tight and catchy lyrics telling the conservative society, “here we are”!

The sound, that these proto-punks produced is the same sound of the five Austrian freaks – succinct fuzz-guitars, farfisa organ, furious drumming and wild, howling vocals that represent a 100% hi-octane Rock‘n’Roll attitude.

1. Who are the members of your band and what do they do?

Wild Evel – Vocals/ Organ
Murphy Morphine – Fuzz Guitar
Powl Howl – Backing Vocals/ Guitar
Berni Trashbone – Drumms
Diana Trashbone – Bass

Sometimes we have Guests:
Buddy Grabner – Saxophon (played for Screaming Lord Sutch)
BJ Jaybird – Harp (The Jaybirds)

2. Where are you guys from?

I’m right outta the dirty swamps of Vienna town and the rest live in the sewers of Fuzzville, Graz. So we are from schnitzel county, Austria.

3.How did you guys meet and what drove you to make music together?

When I played with the incredible Staggers we played somewhere in the backwoods of Austria together with a very young band called the Roadrunners! I was amazed by the youngness and primitive garage R&B sound of that band! After that evening we became friends. Berni, Pauli and I decided one drunken night out to make a side project band. Then Murphy Morphine also joined the band. He was a friend for years. Got to know him through the Staggers as well! he was a fan back then and we became friends. I didn’t even know that he could play guitar till I heard his monster fuzz riffs. We had had different bass players thus far. What was a side project in the beginning is now my main band. The incredible Staggers are not playing anymore.

4. Where are you now based?

We are Fuzztronauts from hyper fuzz galaxy FZ-2 and we are based on planet Earth an the moment to Corrupt the human Teenagers to be primitive garage punks!

5. Are there any other bands you’d recommend from your area? Why?

The Jaybirds – R&B/Beat from Vienna, The Attention – Beat from Vienna , Dee Cracks – Punk from Vienna, Dave and the Pussies – Surf, The Slapbacks – Rockabilly, The Shirley McLaines – All Girl Punk from Innsbruck, Bat Man & Robin – Lo-fi Trash from Innsbruck, The Surfaholics – High Octan Rock and Roll from Bregenz….

Cause we like them and/or they are friends. 😉

6. What’s the 60’s/underground scene like where you’re from?

There is a little scene, but sadly not to good. People are coming to the shows but there are not to many parties to join on so we have to make them ourselves. I don’t know why people nowadays like so much crap…

7. How would you describe the style you play?

6ts Neanderthal Punk!

8. What are your live shows like?

Let me say it with Phil Istine’s words, “The shows they have done in the past couple of years have been talked about by many. Wild, outstanding, sometimes legendary…” or with the words of Lutz from Soundflat Mailorder, “A tough and trashy fuzz guitar sound, screaming melodies and the ‘three-finger organ’ all add up to a rough, yet stylish Garage band, whose gigs are already legendary…”

 9. What are your main influences in music? Who do/would you play covers by? And who do you despise?

A. Influences reach from well known 50’s Rock & Roll crypt kickers in the likes of Screaming Lord Sutch, the Wailers and the Trashmen over underrated 6T’s Garage losers and Beat nuts such as the Lyrics, the Tasmanians, the Gentlemen, Shadows of Knight, Moving Sidewalks, the Sonics, ? Mark & the Mysterians, the Remains, Downliners Sect, Paul Revere & the Raiders or nerdy Rock’n’Roll losers like King Uszniewicz to surfing zombies like Dick Dale, the Ventures, Los Straitjackets to Knights of Fuzz from the 80’s, 90’s and now – or in other words fuzz pounding, organ grinding, bass crawling, bone crushing & spine bending freaks…

B. We cover ‘Were You Gonna Go’ from Art Guy, or ‘Black Cat’ from Shapes.

C. All those indie bands that came out in the last years, people have no style anymore! They try to make music for everybody and everything. Thats what they look and sound like and all the rest of the pop music stuff and what there is.

10. What are your main influences outside of music?

Low brow art, horror movies, pin ups, monsters, sex, drugs, life, anything that surrounds us.

11. How many official recordings have you done?  How many released?  Where can they be found? And who write your songs and what subjects do you deal with?

We released three 7’s. Two more are being produced right now, we just released our first album on Sound Flat and Wohnzimmer records on 17/02/2012 you can buy the album and maybe some of the singles online in mail-order stores and in good record shops and of course you can get the stuff directly at our shows!

I write the lyrics and Murphy the music and also Pauli and Berni are coming up with tunes! But the process is happening in the rehearsal room – somebody comes up with a riff and then we get it into shape.

12. What’s your favourite song in your repertoire currently? What’s your favourite song by another artist?

My faves are the breaks! haha… I don’t mind plain ‘Oh Yeah!’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Caveman’, ‘Why Can’t We Be’, ‘Rumble the Streets’.

13. How would you describe the current underground scene? Do you participate?

Yeah, we are 3 DJs in the band. We organise other shows and gigs… the scene is not big! We would prefer if other people would set up more cool happenings.

14. What has been the biggest challenge to date?

Getting up early in the morning! Finding new bass players!

15. How often do you Rehearse? Play Live? Record?

I don’t rehearse too much with the band cause I live in an other town! Maybe once a month I’m with ‘em, but we play way more often. Maybe 3-8 times a month – we record about once a year – depends how much new material we have.

16. What do you think of the music coverage in the modern media?

In the big channels in Austria they only play mainstream stuff, pop music or something… I don’t listen to radio. I don’t watch music channels, there is nothing that gives me a kick!

17. Do you rate any other current bands?

We like the Masonics, the Mentalettes, the Monsters, the Jackets, Wau y los Arrrghs, the Phantom Keys, the Fumestones, Thee Vicars, King Salami and the Cumberland 3….

18. Who and where would you most like to record with and why?

With the Lochness Monster on the planet of the apes!

19. What should we expect from you in the future?  What are your plans and ambitions?

More wyldeeee Neanderthal Punk! Two upcoming 7’s and working on the 2nd album!

 20. What can we expect from your Le Beat Bespoké 8 performance? What have you got in store for us?

We’ll tear that whole place down! It’s gonna be mental and insane… 😉 We’ll bring even Buddy Grabner who played saxophone for Screaming Lord Sutch as a special guest!

We are totally looking forward to a marvellous night out in london town!

*We can vouch that the answer to question 20 was 100% correct!

 

BAND PROMO Links:

www.trashbones.com

myspace.com/wildevelandthetrashbones

facebook.com/Wild-Evel-The-Trashbones/

 

 


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The Jaybirds (NewBreed)

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Newbreed2

Mod haircuts, short jackets, pointed boots, hipsters, cufflinks, r&b, freakbeat, style and passion: this is what you find in The Jaybirds nest. The Jaybirds were born in Vienna in 1989 and have had the same line up (except for a guitar player replacement in 1994) all the time. The Jaybirds were unanimously acclaimed as the coolest mod band in Europe in the “authentic side” mods and r&b/freakbeat-scene. Equally lovers of white & black 60’s music, we can find them playing Skip Bifferty to Sorrows or Sam Cooke to Joe Tex masterfully.

1. Who are the members of your band and what do they do?

Bernhard Gold: vocals, harps,
Patrick Nagl: guitar
Norbert Payr: vocals, guitar
Thomas Schmitzberger: drums, percussions
Markus Zöchling: vocals, bass guitar

 2. How did you guys meet and what drove you to make music together?

We (Thomas, Markus and Bernhard) met in a graphic arts school in Vienna in 1989. We started making music together when someday we found out by chance that we are all desperately in love with the RnB sounds of Manfred Mann, Animals, Yardbirds etc. And back in 1989, please believe us, there was nothing else we could be fond of… Patrick joined in 1994 and Norbert came in 1995. So by this time we were already known and we did a lot of shows and tours.

 3. Where are you from and where are you based?

We are all from and still live in Vienna, Austria.

4. How would you describe the style you play?

In short: Freakbeat (authentic Sixties-style). In long: any style from 64 to 68. Depending on the mood we’re in, who’s playing lead guitar, who wrote the song…

5. What are your live shows like?

Mmmhhh, hard one… We try hard to treat our instruments and ourselves bad _ and hope that everybody likes our music. So there is a plan which we call, ‘the Set’ but we do not stick to it very strictly. We are definitively a no-stage-diving band. More relaxed. Cool?

6.What are your main influences in music? Who do/would you play covers by? And who do you despise?

We are influenced by all kinds of Sixties bands, Sixties culture in general, we only have covers of Sixties bands.

7. What are your main influences outside of music?

Literature, films, art, history, philosophy…

8. How many official recordings have you done? How many released? Where can they be found? And who write your songs and what subjects do you deal with?

Three LPs, some 7” EPs and we have songs on some compilations.

9. What’s the favourite song of yours currently?

There is still so much to discover that it always changes…

 10. How would you describe the current underground scene? Do you participate?

There are a lot of events now, so we participate as much as we can, we love those parties with great bands and DJs, girls, alcohol etc. and we enjoy to meet all the people again also that we know for so many years now, the entire thing is this same feeling and life-style in common, but there is still a lot of plurality and great individualism.

11. What has been the biggest challenge to date?

Our biggest challenge was of course our support gig for the Rolling Stones, ‘Ah, here they come bringing up this old story again!’ at a local airport near Vienna in front of 80,000 people. We won a battle out of eight bands hosted by a famous Viennese club called the Chelsea and because of a video that was sent to the management of Stones we were happily chosen by them or by the Stones themselves (something that we still believe in to this day). Actually it was an open-air concert on the biggest stage you can imagine and all the business there was crazy with all the huge trucks just for the stage-equipment and so on… But when we arrived there with our old VW-van (1975 or something like that), the stage manager was a bit taken aback for a second but after he collected he’d asked us if this is definitively all? What it was – just three amps and a drum kit. And us of course.

Unfortunately we did not get any money out of this which was ok for us back then (xxxx!!! – just imagine this: if anyone of these 80.000 visitors just have given us one EURO!?) but what’s still nagging us is: that after all we did not have the chance to meet anyone of the Stones personally.

But to be honest finally we are really happy that we had the chance to play a lot of venues in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia.

 

12 How often do you Rehearse? Play Live? Record?

Currently, once a week. We play as often as we get booked (though we do not really work hard on contacting people all the time and being a pain in the arse to get booked again) See Q15!

13. What do you think of the music coverage in the modern media?

That’s an issue in Austria in general, life is not easy for a musician here, even for the best or most commercial ones and of course for all the underground bands here. But it got better during the last ten years. Now there is a great guitar-pop scene with all their web, radio and tv possibilities which enables huge followings and is comparable to any other countries scenes nowadays.

14. Do you rate any other current bands?

All sixties-orientated or sixties-influenced bands are our favourite bands. Especially in Austria where we have (had?) the Incredible Staggers, Wild Evel and the Trashbones and the Attention.

15. Who and where would you most like to record and why?

With an endless budget in the background (that we haven’t), at Jorge’s.

 16. What should we expect from you in the future? What are your plans and ambitions?

We’ll try to write new songs (some more of this I-love-you-and-you-love-me-not shit), to go into the studio again to do another record this year, to do some more gigs etc, yeah… P.S. fortunately you did not ask about our interests which would be still: sex and alcohol!

 


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Brazilian polymath Eron Falbo came to London in 2009 after leaving his band ‘The Julians’ to pursue a solo career and become a cosmopolitician. Falbo began writing at the age of 11 for the school newspaper. By the age of 16 he had got his first job as a journalist. His experience in other magazines stretches from film critic to travel writer, passing through much but never leaving the culture spectrum. Apart from writing, Falbo is also an emerging singer. He was invited to record an album in one of the best studios in Nashville, Tennessee by none other than legendary producer Bob Johnston, who recorded the best material by the likes of Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen and Johnny Cash (all acclaimed writers). As of yet he’s only released one single, ‘Beat the Drums’ which was featured on Dermot O’Leary’s “Go Buy Monday” (single of the week) for BBC Radio 2, among other media. Currently, Falbo fronts the band ‘the Kyniks’ in venues in London and around the UK and can be occasionally spotted prowling the scene of the New Untouchables taking notes.

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Shake101 (NewBreed)

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Newbreed2

The band…


Darren Howe: (Rhythm Guitar) – he plays guitar and fronts the band with a smile on his face, he’s a real funny bloke.

Mitch Turner: (Lead Guitar) – plays lead and turns his amp up after every song until its the Mitch Turner show! and he’s the biggest tart you’ll ever meet too.

Scott Roberts: (Drums) – in the control room, a reserved character and an excellent drummer with a great voice too… who has a slight obsession with a 50’s rocker who was born in Tupelo Mississippi.

Danny Shwe: (Bass Guitar) – Well I play Bass, sometimes backing Vocals and general moaning and complaining all about tempo.

1. Where are you from and where are you based?

Scott: We’re all from deepest darkest Essex, although Mitch now lives in Brighton, East Sussex.

2. How did you guys meet and what drove you to make music together?

Darren: Scott is my brother in law and we’ve both been in and out him mainly in, me mainly out) of bands for a long time. We both have a passion for anything 60s so decided to come together and do something we’ve both wanted to do for years. Not sure where we met Mitch but we rescued him from a life of hanging round bus stops drinking cheap cider, if he pulls he’s finger out could be one of the greats. I’ve know Danny for about a few months, we met through a lonely hearts column. Small of stature big of talent.

3. Are there any other bands you’d recommend from your area? Why?

Darren:: Erm……… Not that I’ve seen.

Scott: We don’t get the chance to get out and see live bands much anymore we always seem to be out gigging when there’s anything good we fancy.

4. What’s the 60’s/underground scene like where you’re from?

Darren: Balding middle aged men wearing leather waistcoats and tight jeans singing ferry across the Mersey. But that’s enough about us!

Scott: We’ve played for quite a few Scooter Clubs & Rallies, the guys are very supportive and we’ve made some really good friends through doing this.

Mitch: Where I live in Brighton there’s a few good 60’s night, the Nuts are always very good.

Danny: Shameless plug there Mitchell!

5. How would you describe the style you play?

Darren: 60s beat, garage, mod, pop and whatever else takes your fancy done in a frantic what the… are we doing kinda way.

Danny: I would say animated, energetic… FAST! (too fast really, Dazza wont like that ha ha! he likes to play fast.

6. What are your live shows like?

Mitch: Raw 60’s beat sound.

Scott: We like to keep it as authentic as possible, my pet hate is bands trying to replicate the sound with the wrong equipment, it can’t be done.

Darren: He’s going to mention the cymbals…

Mitch: Scott hates modern cymbals!

7. What are your main influences in music? Who do you play covers by?

Scott: Sixties Beat & Garage with sprinkling of Psych

Mitch: The Sonics, The Kinks, The Eyes, The Count Five, early Beatles, Small Faces you get the picture.

8. And who do you despise?

Darren: I despise Tony my next door neighbour he’s been putting that dry wall up for months now.

9. What are your main influences outside of music?

Danny: Everything I see influences me, but I’m probably more influenced by the things I’ve done… or generally messed up!

10. What’s your favourite song in your repertoire currently? What’s your favourite song by another artist?

Mitch: Shake – Small Faces & loving the Pretty Things- LSD.

Darren: At moment I’m going to go for “The Witch” by The Sonics. Fast, furious and over in a flash.

Danny: I like The Small Faces, so any of those.

11. How would you describe the current underground scene?  Do you participate?

Darren: I’m not really involved in any scene so I wouldn’t like to say.

Mitch: I go to a few 60s nights in and around Essex and in Brighton there’s a few good nights about but not enough of them.

Danny: I don’t know I’m new to all this… but I do join in one way or another…

12. What has been the biggest challenge to date?

Danny: Probably splitting the atom… with the smallest scissors you’ve ever seen!

13. How often do you Rehearse? Play Live? Record?

Mitch: We try and rehearse at least once a week and play live pretty much every weekend. We will be doing a lot of recording this year, we are all ready to go and can’t wait to get original material out there.

14. What do you think of the music coverage in the media?

Darren: I don’t think about it at all.

Danny: Radio is still there, the internet has the biggest influence, it’s just the TV that pisses me off, I mean how many reality pop shows do we need?

15. Do you rate any other current bands?

Darren: Yes

16. Where would you most like to record with and why?

Darren: Toe Rag Studios I’ve seen them on YouTube and they have loads of original equipment and the guy seems pretty cool. Might have to raid the piggy bank for that one though.

Scott: Abbey Road

Danny: Might have to rob a bank for that one Scotty!

17. What should we expect from you in the future?  What are your plans and ambitions?

Darren: Lots more live shows and bags loads of original material.

Mitch: We want to get bigger on the underground scene around the country and start making more of a name for ourselves.

Band Promo Links –

www.shake101.co.uk

www.facebook.com/Shake101


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Elgazelle (NewBreed)

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Newbreed2

The band:

Lead vocal: Paul Wright
Lead Guitar: Lee Morse
Rhythm Guitar and backing vocal: Rick Hyde
Bass guitar and backing vocal: Phil Lodge
Drums and percussion: John Gagon
Trumpet: Martin Wilkinson

Discography: We’ve produced a series of demos / recordings over the years, but feel the raw energy of our live performances has yet to be captured in a studio environment. With recording sessions planned for the near future, we hope that we will have something we are happy to release by the autumn.

1. How long have you been active for and how did you get together?

The band has been together for 4 years. Paul, Rick and Phil were in a previous band together. Lee joined as lead guitar in January 2008 and John joined in March 2008. Finally Martin joined in December 2009 to complete the line up.

2. What influences do the band members have in common?

We’ve all got an interest in 60’s culture, the films, fashions and most importantly the sounds.

3. Are there any other bands you’d recommend from your area? Why?

Good friends ‘The Minx’, from Wythenshawe Manchester. We both rehearse at Blueprint studios in Manchester and recently shared support slots for the Moons. The band fuse pumping 60’s organ with a punk / scar ethos, which combines to make a unique sound and energy.

4. What’s the 60’s/underground scene like where you’re from?

We’ve introduced our own very successful night by the name of Run for Cover as we felt that the underground/60’s scene in Manchester was lacking. The night was held in Chorlton in south Manchester and quickly became very popular. Since then the night has moved to the city centre and has played hosts to such acts as the amazing ROSCO (Sterling Roswell of Spacemen 3) and Psych Folk troubadour John Stammers.

5. How would you describe the style you play?

Psychedelic garage with northern soul and mod leanings.

6. What are your live shows like?

Energetic, raw, wire-mesh tight and powerful!

7. What are your main influences in music? Who do/would you play covers by?

Our shared influences include 13th floor elevators, The Stairs, The Sonics. Small faces, The Yardbirds. We currently play 2 covers, liar, liar by The Castaways and Psychotic Reaction by The Count Five.

8. What are your main influences outside of music?

Being from Manchester we’re all into our football & fashion, we like to look our best. We believe that stage performance should be visual as well as audio.

9. Who write your songs and what subjects do you deal with?

Rick is the main song writer although both Lee and John have contributed several songs to the band’s armoury.

10. What’s your favourite song in your repertoire currently? What’s your favourite song by another artist?

Our current favourite song is called ‘the beat goes on’. It’s a Mersey Beat-esque jaunt that is effectively, a call to arms, to rise and conquer the pain inflected by a broken heart. Our current favourite song by another artist is Tosta Mista by Hooded Fang.

11. How would you describe the current underground scene?  Do you participate?

The current underground scene is alive and kicking in London and Liverpool where we gig quite frequently. We have also played across Europe in cities like Berlin, where the scene is immense.

12. What has been the biggest challenge to date?

Finding a hammond player to join the band.

13. How often do you Rehearse? Play Live? Record? Anything interesting coming up?

We are currently rehearsing once a week and have a new ep due to be out in the Autumn. We’re also playing the mod weekender in Brighton for the August bank holiday and will be putting on a single launch at our Run For Cover night in September this year (date to be confirmed)

14. What do you think of the music coverage in the media?

There is coverage of the 60’s underground scene, but you need to know where to look. This suits us. It means those with a genuine interest and enthusiasm for what we do can discover us, and leaves the scene untarnished by those who need to be told what to like.

15. Do you rate any current mainstream or underground bands?

We have a lot of respect for The Coral. To us they are a band that stick to their roots, remain credible and still achieve a good level of mainstream success. Recent bands that have caught our attention with 60’s style garage and pop tendencies, include Toronto’s Hooded Fang and The Hypnotic Eye from South-London.

16. Who/Where would you most like to record with and why?

We would love to work with Jan “Stan” Kybert. He’s worked with a number of bands/artists that we admire including, The Stands, The Draytones and of course Paul Weller.

17. What should we expect from you in the future?  What are your plans and ambitions? What interesting gig dates have you got coming up?

We would like to continue to grow as a band, developing our sound and line-up and to reach as many like minded 60’s enthusiasts as possible, across all of  Europe and beyond!

Band Promo Links –

soundcloud.com/elgazelle

www.facebook.com/elgazelle

www.myspace.com/elgazelle

twitter.com/elgazelle

 


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Jacco Gardner (NewBreed)

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Newbreed2

Band Members:
Jacco Gardner – keys/vocals
Keez Groenteman – guitar/vocals
Jasper Verhulst – bass/vocals
Jos van Tol – drums

Discography:
‘Clear the Air’, and ‘Where Will You Go’ both 2012

1. Who are the other members of your band and what do you all do?

Jos van Tol plays the drums, Keez Groenteman plays guitar and sings backing vocals and Jasper Verhulst plays bass and does backings as well.

2. Where are you from and where are you based?

I was born in a city called Hoogeveen, in The Netherlands. I am currently based in Hoorn, where my studio is situated.

3. What inspired you to start making music and how old were you? What is your favourite instrument of the many you play?

My parents sort of pushed me into music lessons and eventually I started singing in a band. I learned bass and guitar, and keys too. My favourite instrument would be the bass guitar as it’s perfectly in between rhythm and melody. You can feel the vibrations as you play which is great.

4. How would you describe the music you make, and how would you say your solo venture differs from the work of your band The Skywalkers?

I’d say my music is much more melodic and soft than The Skywalkers. The Skywalkers were more about energetic raw beat music with a catchy organ sound; this is not the case for my solo work. Most of the songs have a dreamy cinematic feel to them.

5. You are often compared to Syd Barrett, is he one of your main influences in music? Who do/would you play covers by? And who do you despise?

Syd is where it all started. He really shaped my way of songwriting as his songs were the first I learned as I started writing songs. I don’t really despise anyone I think, but if I’d have to play a cover I would find it very hard finding something that would suit me. It could be anything, as long as it suits my voice, arrangements and style.

6. How are you finding playing live? Although you haven’t been playing live for that long you’ve already had some incredible shows.

It’s a process I have to get used to. I still feel more comfortable in the studio but playing live does feel better as I get more experienced. A highlight would be the show we did at the Fuzzbox night on the “Le Guess Who?” festival here in Holland.

7. How would you describe the current underground 60s scene? Do you participate?

I don’t feel part of a 60’s scene at all. I like the wave of neo-psych bands that’s coming along from the US, but most 60’s scene bands feel to me like they are too busy copying the 60’s and they forget to be original. Even in the 60’s bands had to be original to stand out.

8. We’ve seen a recent, very exciting development of psychedelic music being embraced in more main stream circles, with the success of the likes of Tame Impala. What other current bands do you rate?

I like White Fence, MMOSS, Paperhead, Maston, Crystal Stilsts, Quilt, Temples, and a lot more.

9. What should we expect from you in the future? What are your plans and ambitions?

The album has to be out there, which is goal number one, but that one’s almost reached as it’s released on 12 February. I guess my next ambition would be to tour the world and meet lots of like-minded people to work on music.

Band Promo Links
jaccogardner.com
facebook.com/jacco.gardner
twitter.com/jaccogardner


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Holly Calder

I’m one half of Eyes Wide Open in Glasgow, where we run a club, a label and now the Double Sight Psych & Garage Weekend, which takes place at the start of October. I love psych, garage, freakbeat, popsike, and have even been known to enjoy a wee bit of R&B! Always enjoy travelling to 60s clubs and weekenders around Europe, whether I’m there to DJ or just to mingle and dance!

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The Strypes (NewBreed)

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Newbreed2

Band Members:
Ross Farrelly – Lead Vocals/Harmonica
Josh McClorey – Guitar/Vocals
Pete O’Hanlon – Bass Guitar/Harmonica
Evan Walsh – Drums

Discography: 2012 – EP ‘Young, Gifted & Blue’

1. How long have you been active for and how did you get together?

We’ve been active for roughly eighteen months now. Three of us (Josh, Pete and Evan) have been friends since we were very young and have always jammed together. We met our singer Ross two years ago. It was after he joined that we started getting a proper set together and gigging around Ireland.

2. What influences do the band members have in common?

Our common influences would be bands such as Dr. Feelgood, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers along with the original blues men and rock ‘n’ roll guys like Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Little Richard etc.

 3. Are there any other bands you’d recommend from your area? Why?

There are two Irish bands we’ve had the pleasure of playing with that we would highly recommend: The Hot Sprockets and Raglans. Both are great bands and a nice bunch of lads.

4. What’s the 60’s/underground scene like where you’re from?

There’s no 60s/underground scene from our area at all. We come from a pretty small town in rural Ireland so the audience for things like that is very small!

5. How would you describe the style you play?

Powerhouse Rhythm & Blues.

6. What are your live shows like?

Quite sweaty, loud and fast!

7. What are your main influences in music? Who do/would you play covers by?

Our main influences in music would be the people mentioned earlier: Dr. Feelgood, Chuck Berry etc. The covers we play in our sets are generally vintage rhythm and blues/rock’n’roll songs from the likes of Chuck, Bo Diddley, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters.

8. What are your main influences outside of music?

A few Band interests outside music include books, classic films and, in some cases, football, of course!

9. Who writes your songs and what subjects do you deal with?

The songwriting is generally a collaborative affair and as far as subjects go we mainly deal with bluesy topics!

10. What’s your favorite song in your repertoire currently? What’s your favourite song by another artist?

‘Heart Of The City’ by Nick Lowe is our current favourite, and our favourite song by another artist is probably ‘High Horse’ by the Jim Jones Revue.

11. How would you describe the current underground scene?  Do you participate?

We don’t really participate in the underground scene, so wouldn’t be knowledgable enough to describe it.

12. What has been the biggest challenge to date?

Proving ourselves in new territories and trying to win over skeptics.

13. How often do you Rehearse? Play Live? Record? Anything interesting coming up?

We do all those things as much as possible.

14. Do you rate any current mainstream or underground bands?

Current acts we rate include Gary Clarke Jr., Jim Jones Revue, Jack White, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Vintage Trouble.

15. Who/Where would you most like to record with and why?

Dave Edmunds in Rockfield Studios.

16. Do you class yourselves as mods? If so, how did you first discover mod?

We’re influenced by mod fashion and love mod bands like The Who and Small Faces but wouldn’t necessarily class ourselves as mods.

17. Have you played other events or venues across Europe? What has been your impression of the mod scenes?

We were amazed to find that the international mod scene is so thriving. It helped get us out of Ireland and play venues across Europe.

18. What sight, sound or cultural icon sums up mod for you?

It has to be The Who.

Band Promo Links
thestrypes.com
facebook.com/TheStrypes
twitter.com/The_Strypes
soundcloud.com/the-strypes


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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Lewis Floyd Henry (NewBreed)

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Newbreed2

Like a true Mississippi bluesman in the early 20th century, Lewis has pitched up on street corners around London, at Brick Lane, Borough Market and the South Bank, every time earning a pocket full of loose change, but also spreading the knowledge of his extraordinary genius. Unlike those Delta entertainers, he arrives armed with a trolley carrying a battery-operated amplifier and diddy custom-made drumkit – hence the title of his mind-blowing debut album, ‘One Man & His 30w Pram’. He has also gained 100,000 hits for a YouTube clip, where he blasts out a block-rockin’ take on The Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Protect Ya Neck’ outside Tottenham Court Road tube. You can see him busting out a Prokofiev tune with his teeth! One wise comment was – “When Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Ol’ Dirty Bastard died, this guy was born!”

Band Members:
Lewis Floyd Henry – Drums, Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica.

Discography:
2010 – LP; One Man And his 30watt pram
Singles: Rickety ol’ Rollercoaster, Sacred Gardens, Went to a party.

Links:
LewisFloydhenry.com (soon to become .co.uk)
Lewisfloydhenry.co.uk
Facebook/LewisFloydHenryMusic
twitter.com/Lewisfloydhenry

01. When did you start busking in London?

I started busking in London around 2003 with my band called Known.

02. Who are your biggest influences in music?

My biggest influences have been: Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, Pantera, Robert Johnson, The Wu-Tang Clan, John Lee Hooker.

03. Your debut album ‘One Man and His 30w Pram’ made quite an impact. Were you surprised by its success?

I was surprised to see it reach number four in the best alternative albums of the year. I only spent four days recording it so it was a bit rushed!

04. How would you describe the style you play?

I’d describe it as a mixture of: Robert Johnson, Nick Drake, Jimi Hendrix, Dime Bag, and Tommi Iommi.

05. Do you think it’s important for bluesmen such as yourself or Seasick Steve to travel ‘hard roads’ before gaining success? Or is it part of the tradition of the blues?

I would not define myself as a straight blues man like Sea Sick Steve. I love playing the blues but also many other music genres. I think it is important to get out there and perform as much as possible to build your confidence up and to improve dexterity on your instrument of choice. It is important to convey passion within a performance, I feel that if you have lived a life and have had to struggle and face hardship this will build character and make you knowledgeable on life issues. People are looking for answers and some of them can be found in music!

06. Have any other bands or singers grabbed your attention recently? If so, who?

I like Phil Anselmos new solo project.

07. Do you include covers in your live set and if so, which ones and why?

When I busk I throw in lots of covers, when I play a show I might play a cover or two it depends on the time I am allocated. I like mixing Wu-Tang clan joints with Metal bands like Black Sabbath or Metallica.

08. What are your main influences outside of music?

Dog Town Skaters, late 1800 Impressionist art movement, The 1970’s Graffiti movement in New York, Marvel Comics.

09. Where does your songwriting inspiration come from and what subjects do you deal with?

My inspiration for writing songs comes from listening to the piece of music that I have composed on the guitar, I let that guide me, I try to feel what that piece of music is about. Then I set about writing something that compliments that piece of music. I cover all subjects in life everything.

10. What’s your favourite song in your repertoire currently? What’s your favourite song by another artist?

I like playing Rickety ol’ Roller Coaster because it’s a very happy country blues song that everyone can get into. At the moment I am currently into Iron Man by Black Sabbath.

11. What has been the biggest challenge to date?

I suppose it’s been getting my latest album finished.

12. How often do you play live and do you still go busking?

I get booked to play very sporadically so I’m not on the road 365 days a year. I still go busking, it can be great fun when you can get away with it.

13. When can we expect a new album from you?

I’m trying to get it ready for August 2013.

14. Your due to play at Gijon in Spain as part of Euro YeYe. How did that come about?

I played some shows for Rob Bailey whom books shows for the Blues Kitchen in Camden. He booked me for the show in Gijon.

15. Have you played outside of the UK before?

Yes I have, Australia, Japan, South America, Europe.

16. What are you looking forward to most during the Euro YeYe weekend?

Playing to a Spanish audience which will be a first.

17. What does the rest of 2013 hold in store for Lewis Floyd Henry? Any major gigs or radio / TV shows?

Releasing my new album then getting straight into recording and releasing the next one for spring 2014.


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Graham Lentz

AKA ‘The Baron’ - Like many of his generation, The Jam started Graham's love affair with all things mod back in 1977. He is the author of 'The Influential Factor - A History Of Mod' which was originally published in 2002. An extract from the book was re-printed in Paolo Hewitt's 'The Sharper Word - revised edition' in 2011. Being a self-confessed 'broad-church' mod, Graham's interests range from Modern Jazz to today's up-coming new bands and everything in between. Although he has a passion for mod history, he also has a passion for the new. Whether it's music, clubs, media of every kind, clothing, scooters or art and photography, Graham supports, promotes and encourages as much as he can, because that's how we keep going. 'Give it a chance' is his motto. If it's not for you, that's cool, at least you tried it.

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