Liquor And Iron Fuels Russ Payne and The Unison Bends

Liquor And Iron Fuels Russ Payne and The Unison Bends

Liquor And Iron Fuels Russ Payne and The Unison Bends


Russ Payne And The Unison Bends hits the Blues trail with eleven original tracks full of Liquor And Iron combined with melodic determination.   The guitar has grit as they introduce their sound with the opening track This Life (Gonna Be The Death Of Me). For many the opening chords and vocals will be the listener’s first introduction to a band who are bending the music they love into a harmonious contemporary rock n roll sound with a deep funky rhythmic undertow.  The trio is now a powerhouse on this carefully considered album with Russ Payne on vocals and guitar filling out the sound with depths of tone. His voice is gruff and at times more talking than singing which suits the song and has the feel of Iron will drench in fiery Liquor from the still down a back road.  Joining Russ is a powerhouse of a rhythm section Bill Keller on Bass and Nigel Summerley on drums.  It Could Have Been Me, includes keys from Saal Seniveratne adding passion and angst as the tempo and tension builds. The Guitar is full of burning blues textures and acts as a foil to the vocals.

As for ballads, harder rock chords and licks are fused to the blues it is the deep grooves from the bass laid down by Bill that shapes Sometimes, with the driven depth from a bass that hums with a desire to be funky.  We all need some Good Luck along the road and this is a catchy, sunny number that gets the feet tapping as Russ is joined by Jake Rousham on backing Vocals. This s a number that curls and forms a feel-good feel. Holding out East, with its narrative has Nigel playing harp that shines out across the mournful rhythm as a journey begins and peace to be made with a six-string friend as we travel east.

Across the eleven tracks the blues definitely rocks, not with aggression of volume but with considered purpose and R n’ B collides with Rock N Roll. Closing out with the title track the tempo is taken down with a country fused acoustically soaked number. This is definitely after a long train ride over the Iron tracks and life has been experienced and viewed through an empty bottle of Liquor.  Once again Saal’s keyboard adds a melodic vibe contrasting with the vocal harmonies between Russ and Alex Patterson.

Liquor and Iron, is not a traditional blues-rock album, this is a contemporary British sound drawing on the heritage of the past and weaving into the sonic narrative the flow of soulfulness. This freshness that is plain good music that makes Iron & Liquor an album full of interest as love, life, and alcohol are explored. Liquor And Iron Fuels Russ Payne and The Unison Bends in an interesting direction.

SEVENpawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. This Life (Gonna Be The Death Of Me)
  2. Sasia’s Got A Gun
  3. It Could Have Been Me
  4. All Talk
  5. Waiting At The Gate
  6. Sometimes
  7. Certain Tears
  8. Oughta Know By Now
  9. Good Luck
  10. Heading Out East
  11. Liquor And Iron

Sonny Landreth Announces First Live Album In 12 Years

Sonny Landreth Announces First Live Album In 12 Years

Sonny Landreth Announces First Live Album In 12 Years

Sonny Landreth Announces First Live Album In 12 Years‘Recorded Live In Lafayette’ contains two incredible live performances from the Slide Guitar virtuoso. 

Out June 30th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. 



The King of Slydeco, Sonny Landreth returns with 2 unique live sets, one acoustic and one electric. ‘Recorded Live In Lafayette’ is Sonny Landreth’s first live album in twelve years.

After a dozen acclaimed albums, virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader Sonny Landreth found himself at an artistic crossroads. He finally wanted to create the full-length acoustic collection his fans had long requested, but he was also itching to capture the sound of his stalwart electric trio augmented by a couple of his favorite collaborators. And the time was certainly right for an elastic, career-spanning double-live album.

So Landreth and his longtime friends decided to do it all. ‘Recorded Live in Lafayette’ is a 16-song opus that covers more musical ground than any single album ever could, as the singer and songwriter’s work stretches and twists across 93 minutes of full-band acoustic and electric bottleneck lightning.

The double CD and vinyl release on Provogue, which includes the most extensive acoustic set ever recorded by Landreth, opens with acoustic arrangements of the artist’s tunes dating back to the 1981 title cut of his debut album, ‘Blues Attack.’ “It gives you a chance to explore those songs in a different way,” Landreth says, describing the textures created by the intersection of Dave Ranson’s ukulele bass, Brian Brignac’s cajón, Steve Conn’s accordion and Sam Broussard’s acoustic guitar. “The familiarity is there,” he adds, “but I also wanted to turn those guys loose as much as possible.”

Disc 1: Acoustic

Blues Attack
Hell At Home
Key To The Highway
Creole Angel
A World Away
The High Side
Bound By The Blues
The U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile

Disc 2@ Electric
Back to Bayou Tech
True Blue
The Milky Way Home
Brave New Girl
Soul Salvation
Walkin’ Blues
The One and Only Truth
Bluesdoodles says: The first released track the opening acoustic track from the album is a promise of a very special recording. Sonny, with his cool blue acoustic and glass slide, working his magic surrounded by his musicians. The Cajun pull of the accordion combined with the added depth of Bass Ukulele and second acoustic guitar. melodic acoustic layers are pulled together by the percussive beat of brush on an amp with drummer astride and cymbal. Power is within the soul of the music we are under a delightful Blues Attack

Watch ‘Blues Attack’ here

Sonny Landreth Announces First Live Album In 12 Years

Bad Touch Supporting The Kentucky Headhunters

Bad Touch Supporting The Kentucky HeadhuntersBad Touch Supporting The Kentucky Headhunters Bad Touch Supporting The Kentucky Headhunterson their October  UK Tour

Following their recent UK tour supporting King King, and their Planet Rock Roadstars UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels, Bad Touch are pleased to announce they will support the Kentucky Headhunters on their October 2017 On Safari UK Tour.

This marks the second time that Bad Touch will tour the UK supporting The Kentucky Headhunters (they first toured with them in the UK in July 2016). Both bands got on so well last time, they decided to do it again.

Says Richard Young, the guitarist and vocalist for the Kentucky Headhunters – “We first met Bad Touch when they were chosen as our support act after my son John Fred’s young band, Black Stone Cherry, convinced us to do our first-ever UK tour in 2016. In a mere week of touring, the Headhunter’s and Bad Touch became like a band of brothers. There is a certain charm and charisma between the two bands that transcends to the fans of both bands, on stage and off. We’re proud to announce their return for this year’s October UK dates. Simply put, it wouldn’t be the same without them.”

Truth Be Told: Bluesdoodles said – The trio of tracks are triumphant but the question can they maintain the momentum interest and rawness that is chiseled and shaped into a rock classic Truth Be Told.  I will let you into the secret Yes, they can and definitely do on the bands sophomore album. Every one of the dozen tracks on the album brings its own link in the musical ride around a fairground of musical pleasures to explore. Read the rest of the review HERE

Grammy award-winners, the Kentucky Headhunters, according to the RIAA, have sold over 11 million albums worldwide, will perform tracks from their latest album On Safari. Rich in southern rock, the Headhunters’ new album tips the hat to family and the southern way of life in the USA.

The Kentucky Headhunters Invite The U.K. On Safari, with Bad Touch in October.

Bluesdoodles loved the album “On Safari, is a jukebox of sounds that never crash and burn, they all fit into the album” Why the Album title On Safari? The music is taken from the inspiration gained on their first time trip overseas. Pushed out of their comfort zone by Richard’s son John Fred Young they traveled to Europe. The result is music that sparkles with the excitement of traveling and being On Safari. Band members/brothers Richard and Fred Young poignantly lost their father just three days before heading into the studio to record the album, which they have dedicated in his memory.  Read what else we said HERE

Bad Touch’s album Truth Be Told, recorded at Mwnci Studios in Wales, features the single 99%, remixed for radio by the legendary Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer, Chris Kimsey.


TICKETS: See Tickets, Alt Tickets & Ticket Web
Bilston, Robin 2                                                Monday 2 October
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms                       Tuesday 3 October
Sheffield, Local Authority                            Thursday 5 October
Norwich, Waterfront                                     Friday 6 October
London, Boston Music Rooms                    Saturday 7 October
Manchester, Club Academy                        Sunday 8 October
Newcastle, Cluny                                            Monday 9 October
Glasgow, O2 ABC2                                           Tuesday 10 October


Bad Touch Supporting The Kentucky Headhunters