Bands to Watch #124: The Dead Weather

By on Thursday, 30th July 2009 at 12:00 pm

The Dead Weather - Horehound (cover)Jack White is well known for his countless musical escapades (y’know, Coca Cola adverts, James Bond theme tunes, etc etc), and his latest one comes in the form of an attitude-filled super-group, The Dead Weather. Intriguingly, Jack has decided to take to the kit for his latest project. Meanwhile, joining forces with Mr.White on vocal duties is the too cool for school Alison Mosshart – also of indie duo The Kills (yeh…that band Kate Moss’ boyfriend is in). While Josh Homme is busy producing Arctic Monkey albums, Queens of the Stone Ager, Dean Fertita, was hired on guitar, while Jack’s fellow Raconteur, Jack Lawrence, is on bass.

So. The result of this uber-cool concoction? Down-right, dirty-fingernail rock and roll. Frankly, Mosshart is a natural – fatally spitting out her harsh vocals to the backing of distorted, super scuzzy guitars and crazy crazy drums. Every now and then, Jack pipes in with his angered lyrics, adding further to the already overflowing attitude of the band. Amid the dark rock and roll sleaze, The Dead Weather also effortlessly showcase genius flashes of nostalgic blues and reggae, making use of organs and pianos to gain that varied, but forever punch-in-the-face sound.

Let’s hope Jack doesn’t get bored of this one too quickly.

If the above sounds like your kind of thing, why not check out the awesome video to ‘Treat Me Like Your Mother’ below:


Horehound, The Dead Weather’s debut album, is available to purchase over at Amazon now

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One Response

2:36 am
5th August 2009

Damn Straight! spot on description, only recently been getting into this type of dirty blues rock type stuff after checking out the new ash grunwald album and am loving it!

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