OK so I'm prone to say this pretty much once a month. It's a consequence of a curious mind. For an avid listener of music I've always got my ears (and eyes) open for a new band that interest me both from an audible and visual perspective.
The Grillstock festival in Bristol at the weekend introduced me to a new band that ticked both those boxes. Reverend Peyton and his big Damn Band hail from Brown County, Indiana. I subsequently stuffed their last two albums in my ears when I got home and I love them. The music is raw and direct and appeals to my love of delta blues and old time American music.
There's a lot of energy in their songs and they sound like they're having a lot of fun making the music. The antics from the band on stage on Saturday paid testimony to that.
I'm hoping to catch them again over the summer in the UK. Do yourself a favour and stick their music in your ears too, or better still go see em.