Music: The Graveltones – raw, bluesy rock’n'roll served straight up
Demonic vocals, thunderous drums and lusty live performances. What more could you ask for?
Track: The Graveltones – I Want Your Love
File under: 60s girl-group shang-alang ephemera (only kidding)
Appearances can be deceptive. Despite using the above photo for promo purposes, The Graveltones are in fact a butt-ugly pair of male personages. (If you really must know what they look like, their website is here.)
Drawing on influences as diverse as John Lee Hooker, Captain Beefheart and Queens Of The Stone Age, London-based Australian Jimmy O’s vocals provide a modern-day take on the traditional blues themes of love and despair, accompanied by stomping, fuzzed-out, low-end guitar riffs.
Meanwhile, the man only known as Mikey brings an equal part of boisterous, relentless energy combined with infectious rhythms on his well-worn drumkit.
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