Black Rooster Black Shag – Amsterdam


They come on like a sexed-up, city-dwelling Campbell & Lanegan; the modern, urban cousins of that gothic, reeking-of-myths-and-folk-tales duo. They describe themselves as rock’n’roll noir, broadcasting from Hove, and international in origin (Mirika – NZ/Canada, JJ Symon – Britain/Australia). There’s something Blues in “Amsterdam”‘s sensibility – the power of expression and feeling gained by lyrics that list and repeat, but also in the way that the playing accords totemic power to simple interplay between rollingly rhythmic bass, drums and guitar.

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