The ’59 2018 #341: 181207
Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Today we’ve reached year 56 – 2014.
If we’re to believe all we read about Brian Hogan, the frontman of this gritty Irish rock band, he really is the son of a preacher man. Eschewing the message of the gospel for a musical life, first with fearless folk/world act Kila, and now with Preachers Son, Hogan clearly aims to make his mark. In other words, the cleverly-titled 10 Stories Tall sets out its stall right in front of you, unafraid that it might crush your toes.Tinged with the kind of grease you find on a busy garage floor, this is swamp rock as referenced by David Bowie (Johnny’s Alright might just infringe Rebel Rebel’s sleazy copyright, but I won’t say a word if you don’t), Jack White and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Occasional tune similarities aside, expect fractious guitars and, frankly, downright filthy riffs. preachersson.com Download: Johnny’s Alright, Not the Only One, Somebody Down
[Irish Times – 1st August 2014]