One of the bands to have crawled out of Bristol woodwork without my notice until the other night, that being garage rock 2 piece Brockley Forest. Everything about this band is summed up in raw sqwalling 3 min 20 something of a song. So there’s one acoustic guitar driven through a fuzzed up amp with no distortion pedals and heavily slides and stripped back drums.
There is something about this songs that screams Jack White in big capital letters, maybe its the fact that all sense of distortion comes from the way the guitar amp is used. It is big and Fuzzy and provoked by a primal style of playing that has been replaced by many bands by hoards of distortion pedals. in essence it is the primalness that had been revived by the White Stripes and The Black Keys, in fact there is an elemnt of Dan Auerbach in the vocal delivery.
I stumbled across them on Friday night with their ap launch show at the Mothers Ruin, its fair to say my eyes ceratinly lit up whilst they were playing crying from the raw energy. which left me feeling yhow John Peele might of felt when he discovered the White Stripes.
you can get their ep from here http://brockleyforest.co.uk/index.php/download-e-p