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The Cubical / Bio

The Cubical are based in Liverpool and have spent the last few years building up a reputation as one of the Europe's best live bands and have an ever growing cult following. The Cubical sound is one that is essentially based in Blues, but like Captain Beefheart, Zappa and Tom Waits before them they twist it around and shake it up and inevitably end up with something altogether a little weirder. A Cubical live show is an assault on the senses; not only can you not take your eyes off the chaos and dancing of the 6 foot five Wilson (a captivating performer and sensational lyricist) , indefatigable Gavaghan and charismatic hardman Green but the interwoven Telecaster twang, wailing harmonica, incessant pounding bass and drums an all topped off by one of the gruffest and most distinctive blues howls since the wolf himself, ensures that you can’t help but be drawn into the hypnotic swamp blues intensity. Their debut album Come Sing These Crippled Tunes was recorded at Sunset Sound Studio, Hollywood and produced by the Grammy award winning Dave Sardy (Oasis, Johnny Cash, Primal Scream, Marilyn Manson), an early admirer of the band. The album was lapped up by the critics (see press below) and their highly anticipated follow up It Ain't Human is out in October 2011. The Cubical have toured all over the world taking in the USA, Australia, Germany, Norway, France, Spain, Ireland, Holland, Czech Republic along the way playing alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Kiss, The Black Lips, Blondie, Chris Issak and The Magic Band to name but a few. Catch The Cubical in a town near you soon, you wont be disappointed.

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The Cubical live at Azkena Rock Festival: http://tinyurl.com/6aj9hme

30 min live special on The Cubical on National Spanish TV: http://www.rtve.es/mediateca/videos/20110308/conciertos-radio-the-cubical/1039369.shtml

Video for Dirty Shame single : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ik4avmcnzY

Video for single Like Me I'm A Peacock :


'Guitars clang and the bass and drums shuffle just right enough to raise the ghost of Willie Dixon, track down Captain Beefheart circa Safe As Milk and have a chat wtih The La's. And the singers raspy vocal might just shatter your lightbulbs' - (Mojo)

"Wilson makes Waits sound like Tiny Tim" (The Guardian)

"Ever wondered what might happen if Tom Waits and The Rolling Stones got together for an old fashioned jam and Nick Cave stopped by to bum a cigarette? This is one of the most vital records of the year, The Cubical may just be your new favourite band. 4.5 /5" (Sydney Morning Herald -Australia)

'Impressive debut' 4/5- (Guitarist Magazine)

'An amalgamation of blues, soul, garage, free jazz and psychedelia... A truly wonderful album and a highlight of the year so far' - (Artrocker)

'If you like your rock'n'roll primal and pounding, and your vocals gritty and growly, then meet Liverpool's answer to the Magic Band' – (The Guardian)

"The rumble of Great White Lie is enough to make a listener fear divine retribution, hide the children and close the curtains." (spin magazine)

"A frighteningly good album . 9/10." (Music News)

“Mind-warpin’ mutated blues. Don’t let it pass you by.” (Shindig)

'The key difference between The Cubical and the other thousand odd Beefheart / Waits acolytes, is that they actually pull off this primal, experimental form of rock 'n' roll with considerable poise' - (Drowned in Sound)

'A trembling and yet raucous collection of songs... Think Tom Waits mixed with Detroit Cobras into the heady cocktail. Lovely stuff.' 4/5- (Big Cheese Mag)

“Compared to other Liverpool bands, they stand out for a mile as the demented, disheveled, brilliant band they are.” (The Fly)

"The rumble of Great White Lie is enough to make a listener fear divine retribution, hide the children and close the curtains." (spin magazine)

General Info

Artist Name
The Cubical
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Blues / Psychedelic / Garage

Contact Info

Liverpool, UK