by Graveyard Train
Once described as “horror country drunken bearded stompy chain smashy madness”, Graveyard Train are a six piece collective from Melbourne Australia. The initial idea was for six men to sing in baritone, like men, about Werewolves, Vampires, Ghosts and the like over frenetic foot stomping country music. Six men playing men’s instruments just as men were born to do. It was a whacky idea, it worked, things moved quickly and the band now boasts a fan base right across the world. There is also now seven of them.
Their new album “Hollow” is in stores now through boutique Melbourne label Spooky Records / MGM. Featuring first single I’m Gone.
As the album liner states in bold, “Hollow” was quite literally: made by seven men in seven days. Musically, it sees Graveyard Train adopt a wider approach than their previous releases. The album manages to capture their infamous live reputation and punchy story telling but the drums are bit fatter, a little more trad as it were, and the guitars and psychedelia are all turned up a notch. That said, “Hollow” is stalwartly Graveyard Train, the hallmarks and nucleus all there, upright bass, spooked guitars and gang vocals around a swirling mix of instruments with a long history of storytelling - washboard, steel guitar, banjo, harmonica, whiskey and blood, as well of course, as their signature chain and hammer.
If Hell ever needs a saloon band, the devil won’t have too far to look.”
Steve Bell, editor of Time Off Magazine
Friday 1st June
The Hi-fi Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: $25+BF/$30 Door 8:30pm
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