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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Afghan Hounds





A while back Ralph had a bit of a look at Scottish band The Afghan Hounds but back then they didn't have a lot of gigs under their collective belt and their music needed some fine tuning.....well seeing as it's blog a dog week Ralph checked them out again and lo and behold The Afghan Hounds have come of age.  Assorted influences are.....
Some nice 'n' sleazy harmonica and gritty vocals on 'Electric Karma Blues' with a bit of boogie woogie piano in the background.....what more could you ask for.....it's a solid, steeped in Blues history tune.....strong songwriting ability matched with accomplished musicianship.....a proper tune an early Jeff Beck would have been happy playing!








They're now a proper rock it out, dirty blues, foot stomping, guitar twanging, audience pleasing Indie band.  They've been gigging regularly, changing personnel less frequently which shows in their new EP and have now started the process of regularly leaving their mark on Aberdeen's premier music venues and beyond.




'Main Line Home' has a hint of John Mayall through it but with a US West Coast guitar feel.....Allman Brothers.....maybe.....it's just got class oozing from it.....I love it.....and with 'swag' vocals from Brett.....I could listen to it all day long.....if fact I just about have.








Featuring the rock steady drumming and percussion of Kev Fettes, the stylish guitar licks of John Brown and Bryan "Jones" Robertson as well as the gravelly yet soulful vocals and wailing harmonica riffing of Brett McIntosh it wont be long before they're in demand and sharing the stage with the likes of current Indie favourites like Modern Faces from Fife who have conquered the North West of England or Manchester's Slydigs who are reversing the process and are in the middle of a major assault on Scotland and who The Afghan Hounds are supporting in Tunnels, Aberdeen.