Bull In The Whisky Shop is the alt rock quintet of James J Blake (Guitar / Vocals), Emily Carney (Guitar / Vocals), Henry Keck (Drums), Dado Bastien (Bass) and Dave Harrison (Guitar) from Manchester in England.
Distorted psychedelic shoegaze rasps its way in the room as Bull In The Whisky Shop merge grunge with trippy rock taking the audience with them in a journey of highly engaging fuzziness. Formed only in the summer of last year the quintet are establishing their live presence in the North West of England whilst making tracks available for those of us who are not nearby.
The sounds have an underlying mournfulness about them – percussion and bass lay out a measured tempo, whilst the guitars add depths of whimsy with their high pitches accompanied by a plaintiff half-spoken vocal that switches between to the two voices all laid behind a thick gauze of distortion, giving the music of Bull In The Whisky Shop a strong mark of differentiation, which has the ability to engage the ears.
It is a surprise to find they are so new as Bull In The Whisky Shop have a confidence and breadth of songs that many more established acts haven’t yet mastered.
2015 should be an interesting year for the quintet and I look forward to catching up again soon with their development.
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