Daily electricity to load your batteries
17 July 2021
(photo by @maron stills)
Band: THE DAMNED FEW
Who: Hit team from The Netherlands playing pure rock’n’roll
with a twist of garage rock, blues and psychedelics from the 60’s
and 70’s, but on steroids.
FFO: Rival Sons, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless,
Dorothy and Black Sabbath.
New single: WHY
From upcoming EP Black Blooded Woman
Turn Up The Volume: If the late great blues heroine Janis Joplin
would front famous Dutch metal band Within Temptation it would
sound really similar to this hefty haymaker. Titanic, bombastic and
Towering guitars, towering tune, and terrifically towering vocals.
My oh my. Metallic blues agony in howling motion. A wall-breaking
belter! Giant score!
Press play and go ballistic…
THE DAMNED FEW: Facebook
Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…
Turn Up The Volume featured colorful and multifaceted trio out of Liverpool before. Their musical vibe ranges from bluesy weirdness to funky hip-hop, all delivered with a twisted touch. New single WHY? is an equally cool humdinger yet the song’ story is less fun. The band’s drummer Ashwin was recently forced to move back to his native Singapore.
Facing this disappointment it spurred the friends into action: “We made use of the only
thing that still connected us (the internet) and started piecing tunes together across continents. It’s meant to resonate with anybody who’s ever felt lonely and isolated. It’s a convoluted way of asking life “why” does it have to be so difficult? The fruits of our labour have helped us understand that it’s not impossible.”
WHY? moves from smooth to groovy. From reflective to dancey. Underneath the playful beat you feel the pain and sorrow about losing a close pal and band mate. But the band’s thoughts go even further than that. People just can’t choose where they want to live. Me, myself and I nationalism is back in the Western world for some years now, unfortunately, getting stronger and stronger. No wonder the eternal question Why? returns on repeat. Here’s no answer but the hopeful spirit creates a little bit of light…
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