Bluesy rock and roll. Here it is.
What is Blues Rock? According to Wikipedia, “blues rock is a subgenre of rock which developed in the late-1960s and which emphasizes the traditional, three-chord blues song and instrumental improvisation.”
This is Broken Witt Rebels, a Birmingham quartet, who combines the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues. Yes, a Bluesy Rock, and I am in love with it.
The blasts of guitar and the smash of the drums separate it from the folksy blues that I have always associated with the genre. It seems to have morphed and changed in such a fantastic way, but they also hold an old school style that begs the familiar. Thus, I connect. The lead vocal is the masculine version of a recent favorite of mine, Alabama Shakes. Powerful vocals for sure, but equally powerful instruments which team up to be incredibly brilliant.
“The arrangement of James Tranter’s dominant, layered guitar work, Danny Core’s strong and unique vocals, Luke Davis’s muddy harmonic bass playing and Anthony Byrne’s thunderous drumming are the framework of a band that’s enchanting and irresistible.” After seeing this on their facebook page who can possibly resist checking them out. Just listen.
“I keep running to you.”