later, like after I came home from prison, and I went back to Europe as a solo artist, I started to meet the Clash and Nick Lowe and Billy Bragg and all those guys would tell me that Back in the USA was the record that inspired them. I think Kick Out the Jams might’ve been just too over the top for them or maybe they were too young, I don’t know. But Back in the USA was everything they were talking about
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Ballyhoo! distill a variety of influences that include pop, punk, and reggae into a slick indie pop sound that’s easily digestible and seems ready-made for radio
When I thought about composing the songs I didn’t think it was possible to do it with only the cello, but when I stated writing I realized it was. I began to create loops and layers with only the cello, and arrived at a really layered sound and my own little orchestra
If you believe, as Noel Gallagher of Oasis once claimed, that all the best rock and roll songs have already been written and the only thing to do is re-write them, then you’ll probably dig Dig
Recently the guitarist has been blazing a trail as a solo artist. With his backing unit the Brickyard Band, Scott has released three critically acclaimed solo albums and established a distinct sound that’s a smooth combination of rock, soul and blues.
With a unique voice that’s equal parts sweet and sultry, Rachel fronts a band of talented African and Caribbean musicians and fuses varying influences such as country, hip-hop, and world music into a captivating and unique pop sound.
Vintage Trouble has enjoyed a whirlwind ride that has seen them conquering the UK and Europe with incessant touring, and landing an opening slot on The Who’s Quadrophenia tour in the U.S. Tonight, Thursday, December 6th, you can see Vintage Trouble live on late night TV, when they appear on The Late Show with David Letterman.
GSTV caught up with these rising stars of the NYC rock scene at this year’s CMJ Festival. Check out GSTV’s exclusive interview and live footage of one of the Big Apple’s most-buzzing-est bands