Tuesday, 15 November 2016

NIGHT BEATS - FUZZ CLUB SESSION (Fuzz Club LP, Deluxe Box Set).

As anyone who caught Seattle Psychedelic Rock ‘n’ Roll band Night Beats during their tour earlier in the year can attest……….Night Beats are a pretty awesome live band!!! In January 2016 the trio released their third LP Who Sold My Generation on Heavenly Recordings which was met to wide-spread praise with Clash magazine calling itan exhilarating, hedonistic modern Psych album that means the album doesn't just pay homage to a lot of the great influences, but sounds just as good.” During a UK tour in support of the new album, London imprint Fuzz Club invited Night Beats to spend one of their days off at Lovebuzz Studios, an analogue studio in South London, to record a live session………..the fruits of that session are due to be released early next month on 12” vinyl with accompanying videos and photo booklets.

The Night Beats Fuzz Club Session captures the band at their electrifying best……..a raw, stripped back to the bone recording of musicians operating at the peak of their powers, hardened by weeks on the road. Night Beats' brilliant session boasts five tracks from their most recent LP Who Sold My Generation, one from 2013's Sonic Boom and a raw, fuzzed-out rendition of Bo Diddley's blues classic 'Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut'……….Night Beats take hold of the 1964 R&B classic  and completely own it, easing it seamlessly into a set of stunning Psych Blues. It’s a headrush as the band tear the place down at maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll velocity with their white-knuckle R&B and soulful Psychedelic tendencies making for a truly insatiable performance. All the tracks are balls out, ferocious fuzzed out single takes with no overdubs whatsoever and an gives an authentic representation of what a powerful live band Night Beats are. Stripped of the production sheen of the original studio recordings, the tunes from Who Sold My Generation (‘No Cops’, ‘Burn To Breathe’, ‘Bad Love’, Power Child’ and a storming ‘Sunday Mourning’) benefit from this “back to basics” approach and have more of a intense, claustrophobic Psychedelic feel. Existing Night Beats fans will seriously dig this record while those new to the band (where have you been people???), it is a brilliant introduction to this fantastic band.

The Night Beats Fuzz Club Sessions is due for release on the 1st December and is available as a limited press of 250 copies of a standard 12” black vinyl version or a limited edition of 250 deluxe boxes which include 180g clear vinyl, printed dust sleeve, tote bag, sticker and photo booklet. Available to pre-order from the Fuzz Club web store now. This is the first release in a series of Fuzz Club Sessions which will also boast Holy Wave, Heaters, The Entrance Band and more, so keep ‘em peeled for further releases.

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