As potent as ever
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Despite serving as a father figure to many young acts, (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Warlocks), TBJM’s Anton Newcombe has more recently been pigeonholed as a musical madman following many well documented bust-ups with friends and enemies alike.

This latest album sees his collaborative credo exercised as always bringing in musicians from Russia, France, Germany and Iceland (his sometime base). As always the songs veer wildly from ambient interludes, funky Beta Band-esque workouts to fierce garage rockers. Looking at the material here though, they remain a band to be reckoned with. Their lo-fi, experimental psych rock is as potent as ever with Newcombe a character to be cherished.


Words by Nick Annan

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