The Blueskins | DNO39

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The Blueskins mean business. Coming out of the traps with their high-octane punkedup blues rock, the band's message seems to be clear: they're here to hit you hard and salute your soul. Drawing on infuences as disparate as The Buzzcocks, Bob Marley and The Yardbirds, The Blueskins rip through two minute bursts of energetic controlled mayhem. The Yorkshire quartet first formed in the autumn of 2001 and quickly signed to Domino after being courted by many a UK major. Since then, they quickly garnered a ferocious live reputation after cutting their teeth on playing over 150 gigs, touring with the likes of Stephen Malkmus, The Kills, and The Fiery Furnaces. The band also earned a slot on the NME sponsored Gonzo Tour, along with appearances at the esteemed Reading/Leeds Festival and a performance at The Institute of Contemporary Art in London, as part of Domino's Tenth Anniversary Celebration.

The group has garnered the attention UK National Radio and have recorded numerous sessions, including two for world renown tastemaker John Peel. Along the way, the band have flirted with chart success, with their last single, "Change My Mind," barely missing the UK Top 40 at #45. The lead single from their upcoming album, Word of Mouth and the title track on this EP, "Change My Mind" chugs and chips along like a long-lost skiffle classic. The song was even chosen for both the movie and the soundtrack for the recent box office crash The Dukes Of Hazzard. The rest of the EP is comprised of tracks the band recorded during their last visit to the US with Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Camper Van Beethoven, Buddy Guy) in Ole Miss. "Stupid Ones" is a stomping raver the channels The Hollies when they were channelling Creedence on "Long Cool Woman," while "Bye Bye" comes on like some lost acoustic Faces romp.


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CD-DNO-039 | Out now

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  • 01. Change My Mind
  • 02. Stupid Ones
  • 03. My Love Is Law
  • 04. Bye Bye