The vibe is old-school. Think blues-rock and add a dash of psychedelic. It's groovy, it's of the earth, it's authentic.
With a band-name that's one heavy animal away from the legendary vamp 'Smokestack Lightning', this trio from the Yarra Valley in Australia might have formed around their love of the blues but are actively pushing into new territory.
They've been at it for a while. Singer-guitarist Ash and drummer Jem started playing in high school, while bass player Shane helped form the band in 2013. Like a rhino, they mostly avoid built-up areas, and generally 'stick to the sticks'. Further explanation? Anywhere near trees, water or beer. In the spirit of a good old Bunnings BBQ, they're proudly D-I-Y, releasing music under their own label JAMALAMA and designing everything from art to Pink Floyd-esque light shows.
Live, it's good vibes and feel-good fun. They've played over 20 festivals, toured Australia over 10 times and been praised on community radio and triple J's Roots N All. In an era of mass-produced music and fake news, what you've come across is something real.
Watch them bring the mojo back.
Love and Other Monsters
Released October 29, 2016
Recorded by Beau McKee at Oaklands Studios
Engineered by Beau Mckee and Kris SamosMastered by Jack The Bear
Produced by Ash King and Beau McKee
Layout and Cover Design by Beek Creative
Released July 11, 2013
Recorded by Beau McKee at Oaklands StudiosEngineered by Beau Mckee and Carlos PereginMastered by Beau MckeeProduced by Ash King and Beau McKee
Layout and Cover Design by Louise Brough
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