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Single Review – The Dead Weather – Cop & Go

After a 5 year hiatus, Tennessee rock supergroup The Dead Weather are releasing their third studio album titled ‘Dodge And Burn’. It’s set for release on September 25th, but until then listeners have been given two taster tracks, one of which is ‘Cop and Go’.

The track overflows with aggressive guitar and a persistent baseline, a nice snippet of what we should expect from the album upon its release. The song was initially previewed exclusively on Tidal, the streaming service co owned by the bands big time guitarist Jack White, and it’s now available on Spotify as well. White has also promised a string of instrument and discussion videos, which have already started with him explaining the drum specifics the band used on their debut single ‘Hang You From The Heavens’.
You can find more information on the bands website:
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Single Review – The Dead Weather – Buzzkill(er)

The Dead Weather have released two previously unheard tracks from their free downtime between the bands various commitments with the Kills, QOTSA and of course Jack White and his solo career. The tracks ‘Buzzkill(er)’ and ‘It’s Just Too Bad’ are being released as part of Third Man Records’ Vault Package Number 21 that has the track on a gold coloured seven inch. The first track features the dual riffs of the echoed and space creating outer riff and the more closely recorded and isolated grind of the nearer guitar, which also leads the main rhythm section and consequently most of the track’s instrumentals with only basic, yet sharp percussion behind it. Alison Mosshart and her strong, yet deliberately shaky vocal on the verses turn into shouts and bellows in the chorus. A low slung and neatly delivered track.

‘It’s Just Too Bad’ is a track that delivered in an even slicker, but also raw fashion with all the struggling guitars and feedback left and laid bare. This is in conjunction with a closer vocal from Alison, but one that has a less cleat focus upon it.

Music News For This Week – New Dead Weather album and JDB on Richie Edwards

– First off this is a new feature I’m trying where I take a look around the web for interesting music news and stick it on here at some point every week.

– Jack White and Alison Mosshart are to join forces again as The Dead Weather to start creating their third album.

– Paul McCartney has revealed the track listing for his upcoming album ‘New’ to The Sun and NME. They include song titles such as  Alligator, Everybody Out There, Queenie Eye and Save Us.

– Noel Gallagher pointed out something quite worrying when accepting his GQ award at the ceremony in London when he likened the event to “The Tory Party Conference” and said  that it’s “Nice to see the Foreign Secretary here with all the s**t going on in the world  that he should be sorting out. Good for you.” Apart from that he was bemoaning Rihanna like the rest of the world about her “f*****g small army” that she calls her entourage which he had to encounter when they were both playing a festival in Norway.

– James Dean Bradfield claimed that former guitarist Richie Edwards “Would have been disgusted by todays branded bands” and said “You wish he was still around so we could just let Richie loose on them”.

– The Association of Independent Music Awards held it’s third ceremony upon which Enter Shikari picked up best live band, The xx took the Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album award. The legend that is LAMMO or Steve Lamacq picked up a special recognition award while he hosted the awards with Huw Stephens.

– Everything else is basically Arctic Monkeys related. NME gave them a 10/10 and said it was the greatest album of the decade. But I know I liked the album too but steady on! They also claimed guitar music was on the way out last week.