We got all enthusiastic about the rather addictive Southern rock of J Roddy Walston & The Business before, with its low slung riffs and scuffed up basslines, and Roddy himself, hollering (did I spell / say that right? I feel a bit of a fraud sat here in Yorkshire) out with his Southern blues rock voice. If the Kings of Leon were the Beatles, the J. Roddy (will he mind if I were to abbreviate him to that) are the Stones, with a bit of The Who thrown in for good measure.

Out on 24th February is the bands new single Heavy Bells, a track we wrote about before, and one that’s taken from their upcoming album Essential Tremors, out on March 10th.

Fresh from appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman and  sold-out shows at New York’s Gramercy Theatre and Bowery Ballroom, and as a prequel to their appearances SxSW and Coachella festivals, the band arrive here in the UK for a handful of dates, and with it have released a video that shows the band recording the album in the quiet hamlet of Valdosta Georgia, where the record was made.

Check them out, you’d be a fool not to.

February
Sun 23rd                      Glasgow                      Broadcast Tickets
Mon 24th                     Bristol                         Louisiana Tickets
Tues 25th                    London                       The Borderline Tickets
Weds 26th                   Manchester                Night and Day Cafe Tickets

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