Exclusive Single Premiere: Skunkmello “Slaughterhouse Blues” (2016)

Here’s some steaming hot rock and roll out of Brooklyn for you this Wednesday, courtesy of one of our favourite new discoveries, Skunkmello. Bringing a vintage, brazen fusion of rock and blues with their new album Hot Chicken (due out this June), the band have released the first taste of what’s to come in “Slaughterhouse Blues”, premiering on the AU today.

A development of the band’s well established musicianship, “Slaughterhouse Blues” evokes the styles of Townes Van Zandt and Creedence and is a great listen if you’re a fan of some easily hooked in rock n roll.

Says the band of “Slaughterhouse Blues”, “Slaughterhouse Blues is another slice in our series of skunked-beer philosophies. It’s a tough going and for us, rock and roll (among other things) provides a fleeting escape from the harsh realities of the slaughterhouse industrial complex that eventually comes to claim us all. We’re not dreamers and we’re well aware that it’ll be a most bloody finale for us, but we don’t like to dwell on the details. Instead, we dime the amplifiers and let the tape run for a toast to fend off the violent conclusion for as long as we can.”

Well. There you go!

Listen to “Slaughterhouse Blues” below and find out more about Skunkmello here!



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