The Amazing Snakeheads

Here is another group with Scottish roots. I read that two are from Scotland and one is from New Zealand. I am much to lazy to go digging for verification, so if that is wrong, so be it. This group delivers anger with powerful intentions. I run into many power or punk influenced bands and it is rare to find one that finds it way off the hamster wheel. This band is free of the wheel, and is in your face with it’s energy.  They are self labeled  Rock & Roll and Garage Blues. I wouldn’t enter into disagreement with that, but I love raw, emotional, jazzed up punk rock, and I love this so.

Here is a couple of links to stories on them. They are a signed band, so they aren’t underground as some shares on here, but they are probably new to most ears that listen to shares here.

Guardian

The Quietus interview

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The first video is  live and shows the raw energy infused into their live performance. The second video is more refined, but is powerfully good. The third video is the same song as the live video shared, but is the studio version.

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

 

 

Royal Blood

Royal Blood is a two piece band, that lost their guitar player to the ministry, after being possessed by the spirit of Ron Hubbard. He was last seen rowing a boat out to sea, after being arrested by the  Brighton police for drunkardly pissing on a bed of flowers by home of Denise Cobb, the mayor at that time. When the guitar man left to pursue the realm of Scientology, the band trudged on despite the impending perilous doom of performing without the electrical bliss, a six string guitar adds to Rock and Roll. Mortal men would have trudged the same path that all bands had walked before and put an ad in the local rag for a replacement. These are not mere mortals, for The Lord of Flea had descended from the Heavens and graced the mind and hand’s of Micheal Kerr. He is faring a bit better than the spaceship bound six stringer.  Ah, shucks, if I could only create as well as these two, these musings might be a bit more fit for human consumption :). (Apology to Scientology theology. )

These fellas have gotten a bit of good press on The Island, so they are not as underground as the usual around here, but underground enough that most have yet to hear their creations. They will probably be compared to Jack White, and maybe the Black Keys, since every two person band probably hears those comparisons eventually.  These jams are a monsoon to desert ears. Let the rivers flow.  A bass and a drum. That’s it and some ramped up electrical mashing.

An article minus my bullcrap is here. The author of the article is well schooled and if I didn’t enjoy mining for new music, I would just use his articles for a source.  Paul Lester is an authority on new music that originates from The Island and surrounding areas.

Royal Blood “Out of the Black-EP”  iTunes link ( four songs)

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All three videos racking rock,  lest thine ears judge otherwise.

“I got love on my fingers and lust on my tongue.” (wicked) 🙂

This tune drives me near a trance.

 

“Be curious, not Judgmental”  Walt Whitman