The Rock City archives: 2016

WHITE DENIM, LIVE IN ROCK CITY MAIN HALL

  • Monday 10th October 2016
  • Supported by: TBC
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Genre: Psychedlic rock, Southern rock, garage rock

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With their denim jackets, mismatching headgear and facial hair, Texan rockers White Denim look like they’ve just rocked up to a 1975 episode of The Old Grey Whistle Test, and at times sound like it as well. Their sensibility seems to hail from a pre-punk era where musicianship is king, and their noodling workouts are met with regular audience yells of “Ow!” The difference is that they play with the fire of a garage-rock band, and seemingly disparate elements of 1960s pop and 70s rock are hurled together with the visible glee that has sustained them for a decade.

Chugging grooves nestle alongside psychedelic folk and walls of guitar dissonance. They don’t have the postmodern sheen and chart-hugging nous of the Black Keys, which is presumably why they’re selling out small venues rather than big ones, but they are rawer and more earthy. - The Guardian

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