SONG OF THE DAY Phobophobes – Free The Naked Rambler


Here’s another new one for me, but perhaps not a revelation for you if you are already familiar with London’s Phobophobes?

I knew straight away I was going to like this band when I first heard Where Is My Owner (see video below) on a radio show today!  Out came a nice twist of garage-psych with a dark edge which is right up my street!  Think The Doors, maybe a bit of the Stranglers and (for me anyway) Iggy Pop’s 2016 Gardenia track and blend it altogether and you may just get a hint of what the Phobophobes are offering.  I like the fact that they have their own style nailed down and are more than happy to experiment with a full helping of alternative sounds.  I also love the fact that they remind me of The Fat White Family..A LOT and it wasn’t until I did a bit of reading about the Phobophobes that I realised that the band consists of the Fat White Family’s original drummer, as well as Meatraffle’s keyboardist!…

Forming in 2014 this garage-rock quintet are made up of  vocalist Jamie Taylor, guitarist George Russell, bassist Elliot Nash, drummer Dan Lyons who played in the original line-up of Fat White Family, and keyboardist Chris OC also plays in Meat Raffle.  Sadly, however, I have also just discovered whilst writing this that guitarist George Russell tragically passed away in June last year and that the song I am going to feature today is the B-side to the single, Human Baby, which was released in November last year.  Free The Naked Rambler was the last track George Russell ever recorded and I’m just sorry that it’s taken me a year to catch up and discover this band…but I got there in the end and that’s all that counts! Listen to the gorgeously gloomy Free The Naked Rambler above and check out the track that introduced me to the Phobophobes below!

 

 

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