With a clean and classic line up of two guitars, bass and drums, the band hails from Bournemouth and has been gigging original material all around the south coast and further afield for the last two years. Matt, Greg, Ben and Pete are dedicated to their songs and their sound and are both passionate and humble when bringing shows to life in front of an audience.
2018 has seen the release of a 12 track debut album, ‘California 99’. Recorded and produced in the west of England, the album smashes together the band’s americana influences and storytelling with a defining backbone of hard punk. A heady mixture of styles make themselves felt through the prism of that sound – think Springsteen vs. Social Distortion, or Cash vs. New Model Army and you’ll realise you’re on to a band that can’t be easily categorised, simply because they’re bringing something truly original.
With a number of modest festival appearances in recent months, including the annual MCN Festival in Peterborough and culminating in a strong performance at the Levellers own festival ‘Beautiful Days’ in August, the band is maturing all the time and looking forward to better and bigger stages in 2019.
02. SHE’S THE ONE
03. ROLLIN’ HIGH
05. CALIFORNIA 99
06. GYPSY QUEEN
07. LONG DEAD AND GONE
08. POLITICAL BROADCAST 172
09. RUN FOR COVER
10. KILLING FIELDS
11. EMPTY COFFIN
12. THE CHURCHES
“The album brings together four musicians who are all very adept within their own fields and when they come together, a certain chemistry takes over. ” Dave Chinery – Rock Regeneration
“There are plenty of standout moments like “Gypsy Queen”, the pulsating “Killing Fields” and the haunting organ intro of moshpit favourite The Churches, which leads nicely to a hidden acapella version of the title track.” Dave Chinery – Rock Regeneration
“The band really liven things up with a great twin guitar sound, coupled with Matthew’s distinctive McGowan/Strummer-style vocals. The band have an abundance of original material and with some notable songwriting that shows some real promise.” Dave Chinery – Rock Regeneration
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