Their music has an authentically American tang – lead guitarist/vocalist Mike Hammond was raised in Alabama and his youthful musical travels took him all over the southern and western USA – but with a strong British perspective from Culture Show presenter and film critic Mark Kermode.
Louisa and the Devil is their second album and features songs that render picturesque images of transport, heartbreak and homicide with tales of strong women, bad men and railroads. These fables are set to hard driving rhythms and conjure mythic images of locomotive trains, lonesome souls, love, death and redemption: a siren call to restless spirits.
The band has presented this potent musical brew on BBC2 Culture Show’s ‘busking challenge’ and they regularly feature on Simon Mayo’s Five Live Friday show.
They appeared at the Royal Albert Hall at the Concert for Care alongside David Arnold, Paloma Faith and Jonny Greenwood from Radiohead.
Other appearances include The Roundhouse, The Jazz Café with Rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson, sell-out gigs at London’s Borderline, support slots with indie legends The Subways, and shows for huge crowds at The Larmer Tree Festival, Rhythms of the World, Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, Looe Music Festival, The Great Estate and more.
They are often joined by Billy Lunn of the Subways who also makes a guest appearance on Louisa and the Devil.