A bit of bluesy country in the playlist! I’m not sure whether I want to line dance or do the dosie doh, but it’s a bit of a jolly tune, and I love the fiddle playing. The double bass is up there keeping time too, and it sounds like they’re having a jolly old time with this.
The lyrics are genius:
“I found a house in New Orleans
Stripped it down and bled it clean
I took the bones buried them outside.
In the garden round the back,
Please grab the axe from the Cadillac
Dig a ditch by the lilies in the yard.”
Chris Hawkins calls them dark angels of graveyard blues, and that lyric says it all. Tom’s a fan too.
I love the fact they added some congas in there, the Americana purists might not like that.
But I do.
Locks are from London, they describe themselves as a junkyard Folk & Skeletal Blues group carving their way through music’s underbelly with a rusty pitchfork.