The BellRays (in The Lantern)

Wed 14th March 2018
@ Colston Hall - Bristol

Californian garage-rock outfit The BellRays distill “everything that’s vital and exciting about rock, soul and funk” (Bristol 24/7) into single a rocket-fuelled performance. Having won over audiences across the world with their “attention-grabbing, raw, soulful and knock-you-to-your-knees-powerful” sound (Buzz), The BellRays’ brand of gritty rock ‘n’ roll fusion is irresistible. Underlining every song, Lisa Kekaula’s “gutsy Aretha Franklin-type blues wail is genuinely astonishing” (NME).

Fuzzy Vox are a hook-heavy trio who’d easily pass for The Hives’s younger French cousins. Maybe that’s what attracted Pelle Gunnerfeldt (producer of Hive’s album Veni Vidi Vicious) to mix their debut album ‘On Heat’. With influences of garage-rock greats, tracks from their previous EPs boast the swinging beat of boogie-woogie and the boom of rockabilly bass. There’s street-punk gang vocals too, and even a few moody, heavy-rock numbers. ‘On Heat’ sees them really distinguish themselves, pushing a kind of power pop that’s heartfelt, but endearingly immature. With high praise from Heatwave Magazine and The Slums of Hollywood, Faster and Louder even tipped it as a top album for 2016.

This is a standing show.

The Lantern
Wed 14 Mar 2018
£13.50 incl. booking fee