THIS WEEK: The Midnight Ghost Train & more @ Rebellion
Manchester Rocks host the Manchester date of The Midnight Ghost Train's European tour. The Napalm Records signed trio are fine purveyors of greasy riffs and stoner ravished grooves. Think Clutch jamming with Fu Manchu.
Sky Valley Mistress
“A cacophony of rock n’ roll excellence. Possessing grinding fuzz guitars, a drummer who channels the spirit of John Bonham and Songs For The Deaf era Grohl, and whose potent mix of Sabbath’s hazy grooves and the fuzz-laden nastiness of Kyuss is iced by a vocalist who prowls the stage, purring like Janis Joplin, are not a band to be missed.”
“At times coming across like Kyuss jamming with Eddie Vedder, the fat stonerisms of Lester Verde are simply delectable. Glutinous riffs, so large in size and backed by a knuckle duster rhythm section, the creamy soulfulness of their vocals draws you into their web, entangles you, hypnotises you and leaves you as the centrepiece for their post-set feast.”
The Fighting Keegans
"Formed a billion billion billion years ago in the heart of an exploding star, sent forth to Earth to gather the blood of the minotaur, the egg of a velociraptor and the nervous sweat of a closeted MP and combine them to create one seriously worrying omelette."....basically the feisty stoner rock duo make you want to dance and worship Satan in equal measure. They are the tits.
“A boisterous three piece who serve up uncooked, bass heavy slabs of primal groove. The gruff jitterbug boogie of Watchers is emphatically flavoured by Duncan Hannavy’s thick-as-pigs-shit Northern accent and the rambunctious punk of Palpitate bares traces of Melvins and Refused.”