And there`s a lot to be said for possessing these attributes as Jazz Killer, the debut EP from the Caledonian rock machine that is Lonehead, attests. Going back to the future, Lonehead`s reverence for trailblazing pioneers such as Cream and The Who is finely balanced and tempered with a healthy respect for their modern day descendents in the shape of Manic Street Preachers and fellow Scots Biffy Clyro. It`s a heady mix and potent mix, to be sure, and one that has resulted in a stunning collection of music that takes the best of its inspiration whilst possessing an undeniable and identifiable character of its own.
Yet how could it be any different? Hewn from the rock face that is Glasgow`s uncompromising rock scene, Lonehead is the result of what happens when three colossal talents collide to forge something new and irresistibly exciting.
Singer/bassist Martin Jenkins has left his indelible mark on numerous Glaswegian musical projects. Guitarist `Uncle` Jim Keilt, one of the city`s most recognizable talents, has previously lent his fret wizardry to the original West End production of The Who`s Tommy to the approval of Pete Townshend, as well playing with the legendary John Otway as well as fronting his own bands and being an integral part of the sadly-missed Halos. Completing the line-up is drummer Mark Brown, best known for his tenure with Cosmic Rough Riders who released five albums for Alan McGee`s Poptones label.
Jazz Killer was co/produced mixed and mastered by Stuart McCredie (The Fratellis, Glasvegas, Blue Nile, John Fratelli and The Codeine Velvet Club).
As proved by the grooves contained within Jazz Killer, Lonehead are the natural successors to this long line of musical royalty.
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