Tribes. Finally a band that’s bringing some fine rock’n’roll sound back on the UK music scene.
Four guys from Camden Town, Johnny Lloyd (vocals, guitar), Dan White (guitar), Miguel Demelo (drums) and Jim Cratchley (bass) released their debut album Baby just over a week ago, the 16th of January.
I’ve been listening to the album for the past few days and it just gets better and better…
There is not enough rock’n’roll on the radio these days. Well, hardly any and that’s sad, I know.
But these guys seem to be getting some lovin’ from NME and Radio One’s Zane Lowe who named their debut single ‘We Were Children’ Hottest Record in The World.
They supported The Kooks and Kaiser Chiefs on tour last year and also did their own UK headline tour.
They are about to play at the NME Awards Tour 2012 in February together with Azealia Banks, Metronomy and Two Door Cinema Club. Soon they will be announcing their ‘Baby’ headline tour in April!
Would be great to see them live, don’t you think?
Influenced by Nirvana and Pixies, you can certainly feel it on the album.
They’ve got you with the first track ‘Whenever’ which starts with a cool guitar tune.
And there is a lot of cool guitar tunes…
You can let your rock’n’roll spirit enjoy tracks like ‘We Were Children’, ‘Corner of an English Sound’ (my personal favourite) or ‘Walking in the Street’ and let your hair down with ‘Sapho’ and ‘When My Day Comes’. Just blast it out on your stereo at home or in your car!
Then chill out with the slower ‘Halfway Home’, ‘Himalaya’ or ‘Nightdriving’. Those will fill your heart with great melodies and a vocal full of soul from the lead singer Johnny Lloyd.
Final two songs ‘Alone or with Friends’ and ‘Bad Apple’ will leave you longing for more and you will want to play the whole thing again! 🙂
For me, there’s not one bad song on this album.
Rock on! 😉