ROCKABILLY ravers The Flamin’Ratrods will be in celebratory mood for their next gig at the Palladium, Bideford. They have released their first album.
The 10-track Rockabilly Bones has just been released on the Nervous label, and this will be marked by a launch party at the Bideford venue.
Guitarist and singer Kev Teague is understandably excited: “We recorded the album over three days, in a wooden cabin in Bratton Fleming. But it took more than a few months mixing it.
“All the songs are originals and firmly written with rockabilly in mind. Having said that, there’s people who didn’t like rockabilly but loved us when they saw us play.”
The Ratrods, who consist of Kev, Rob Delve on drums and Bryce Wilson on double bass, have an ethic of capturing the original energy of rock’n’roll – but with new songs.
Nervous Records, whose mandate is to “bring rockabilly music into the present”, clearly approve of this ethic.
“It wouldn’t have been a very tame gig going to see Elvis back in his heyday,” said Kev, “and that’s the energy we want to get.
“We take all the influences from the past and make music for today.”
The band will be supported by Scott Xander Linn And The Broken Bottles, who have no shortage of energy themselves with their brand of Americana rock. There will also be a DJ spot from Matt the Hat, who will be spinning past and present rock, roll and perhaps more.
The launch party is at the Palladium, Bideford on Friday, January 31, 8pm. £3 entry. Rockabilly Bones is available for £10 at the album launch, and from early February on Amazon, iTunes and www.the