So Black Rainbows, a band straight outta Italy have a new LP entitled Cosmic Ritual Supertrip in the pipeline and have unleashed the first tune from it for our listening pleasure. The song, ‘Radio 666’, is some classic sounding Black Rainbows and is sure to keep the old fans (like me) happy, and should also rope in a few new ones at the same time.
The rasping, raunchy guitar intro has some cool mid ‘60s tones to it, and wouldn’t be outta place on something by The 13th Floor Elevators, which is a bit of a departure from the usual heavy, wall of fuzz wail I usually would expect from this band, but the song itself has some ballsy drive to it. Meshed with the hooky chorus, it easily grabs your ear and takes it for a few laps, beer in hand, of the main drag. Continue reading →
From every perspective of the people involved with this show, there was a strong element of the “unexpected” which had transpired. However, the rare and astonishing characteristic of these surprises were that they all fell under a “positive” outlook. 1000mods managed to tour our fine nation for the first time and that would have probably felt like an impossibility over their career; furthermore, multiple shows sold out at very respectable venues including Adelaide where there was tough competition also playing at other locations on this night. It would seem that the famous Cuban writer José Martí is still very accurate with this quote, even after over 120 years since his unfortunate passing: “Charm is a product of the unexpected”. Continue reading →