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Tom Waits, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Leonard Cohen, ELVIS PRESLEY, Bruce Springsteen
JB Newman & The Black Letter Band are pouring out a shot of single Malt Rock'n'Roll with a shade of Noir style and a poetic twist
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“JB Newman and the Black Letter Band are amazing with the lead singers voice seeming to drip with sinister charm.”
“...Shadow of a Dream is a delightfully different EP that is well worth your time.
'Atmosphere' is a word being bandied about to describe the EP and you can see why. There seems to be an element of showmanship in all aspects of the act, from the dramatic instrumentation and vocals to the sartorial state of the band and the associated artwork. They seem intent on forming something more than a regular touring band, an image, something recognisable as theirs.”
“...a prowling mixture of blues, rock n' roll, jazz and even lounge music. The word that springs to mind is "atmosphere", something this band must have in their veins instead of blood.
'Shadow Of A Dream' is all cinematic, subtle instrumentation that's plucked from a vintage jazz club for those with a taste for the darker side of life... like Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison finding themselves in the wrong building but deciding to play along with the band regardless... Sax that you wouldn't want to meet down a dark alley, even bigger guitar twangs and carefully considered and wonderfully fitting lyrics. Leave the cheesy music at home this Halloween and step out for a night on the underground with J.B Newman & The Black Letter Band instead. It'll be way more interesting.”
“Haunting, lounge-y, and jazzy. Like a roadhouse band from a Lynch movie.”
“What a great song!”
“The imagery is all you need to realise that this song is hardly likely to be 'Agadoo', and once it hits its stride then the layers of instrumentation come together, with the lyric "a hurricane of sound" being a fitting description. That tobacco-battered throat conveys plenty of passion as the brass and the piano add a lush backing that blends the worlds of blues, soul, rock and jazz. 'Black Lullaby' seems very much to be the product of some highly competent musicians who are all on the same wavelength, and what results is a very compelling song.”
“Smouldering, twisted, intoxicating”
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