So someone's had their dad's old vinyl out and learned a valuable lesson.....Manchester band Turrentine Jones are producing 'authentic', old school thrashing guitar, sleazy vocalising organ thumping tunes.
No surprises they cite The Animals and The Doors as influences (you only have to scroll down their Facebook page to see them pay homage to some of the late and greats of music) and the good news is they're putting out material on a par with any of their illustrious predecessors. Proper tunes which, if you're old enough to remember The Sixties and the resurgence of Jazz/Rhythm & Blues you'll love it.....or if you're a shiny, bright young thing, you'll love it.....result!
The three-piece consist of lead singer and guitarist Julian Neville, drummer Chris Carcamo and Hammond organist Thomas Scotson and have spent the last 6 months creating their next release, only it’s not one release, it’s six.
Julian's thought's on it are.....“We want our music to be accessible, easy to digest. We want people talking about us all year and listening to us all year. It’s easier to share a track between friends than it is an album. Instead of releasing an album we will release a track every 2 months. It’s exciting. Our fans can get new material from us all year”.
The first of these is “Show Me Mercy”, a coursing, edging number that permeates a sexual yearning, accompanied by sadness, which has become the nature of Turrentine Jones songs and Neville’s lyrical writings. There's shades of early Manfred Mann and Spencer Davies there too all of which will lend to the across the board appeal of the track when it's released early November.
Le Debut's release found its place in the charts after its February 2012 release. The single 'Slam the Door' reached No. 13 on the Australian Music Charts, and was televised after the band performed live on Channel 4’s Hit the Road Jack . It's an organ driven track with hint's of Booker T and the MG's Green Onions and as sleazy as you like.
More good things happening too with the band signing an endorsement deal with clothing brand OK Now and inking a deal with touring agency Spoilt Kid, which already houses the likes of Mike Joyce (The
Smiths), Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets), Bez (Happy Mondays) and Drew McConnell (Babyshambles) who recently did a stint with The Vaccines and I'll be taking a look at another of their acts, Gun Club Cemetery just shortly.
“There aren’t too many bands in Manchester with that kind of street cred at the moment.” - Sam Walker BBC Radio Manchester
Turrentine Jones now return with the next single ‘Show Me Mercy’, to be released on CD and 7" through one of Manchester’s most exciting new labels Spoilt Kid. Having been tipped as ones to watch for 2012, the new single sees the Manchester threesome carry on their rich vein of form. Drawing on their flaring, sultry blues reference points such as The Animals, The Doors and Booker T & The MGs' the sleazy nature of earlier single ‘Candy Snake’ is stripped back just enough to reveal a rough sense of yearning.
'Show Me Mercy' was again recorded using analogue tape lending to their gutsy sound and will be available 2nd November. Ralph's had a sneak peak and it's mean and moody, down and dirty.....you're gonna love it!
The boys will be performing around the single's release date as follows: