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Meanwhile, here’s what can be recommended today.
Nightmare and the Cat: “Girl In a Glass Dress”
With the Stewart brothers centre stage (Django on vocals and Sam on guitar), L.A.’s Nightmare and the Cat have mastered the art of pop-fueled pomp and circumstance. Fun fact: their parents are former Eurythmic Dave Stewart and Bananrama gal Siobhan Fahey.
Sounds like: Layered harmonies combined with Jagger-esque swagger backed up by guitar squalls that owe equal part to The Smiths’ Johnny Marr and U2’s The Edge.
Jude Davison: “Rag and Bone”
Album: Circo de Teatro
On his 2009 concept release Circo de Teatro, Canadian Jude Davison found his musical sweet spot by mixing together pop, bluegrass and even a touch of mariachi into a caffeinated brew that has earned him heaps of praise overseas. He hasn’t caught fire in Canada. Yet. .
Sounds like: Imagine The The frontman Matt Johnson getting into a dust-up with folkie Pete Seeger, with a banjo wielding Steve Martin donning the zebra stripes as referee.
Greg Preston and the Great Machine: “Leave The Light On”
Album: Hate To Love The City
Greg Preston and the Great Machine are a classic balls to the wall trio from Hamilton, Ontario with their Converse high-tops firmly planted in the graffiti-covered church ministered by The Stooges’ Iggy Pop. As the Reverend Pop would preach: keep it simple, stupid.
Sounds like: Like The Clash before them, these guys sound better the louder you play them. Reverb soaked guitars and cymbal-washed drumming combined with pulse steady bass make for an enthusiastic update on the best of ’70s era punk rock.
Contributed by Jay Moon at ThatsFunkyAwesome