New Cold War

New Cold War is a new-wave band from Las Vegas in The USA comprising Andy Harrison (Guitars / Vocals), John Brown (Guitars / Vocals), Cody Leavitt ( Bass / Vocals), Luis Mendez (Percussion) and Micah Malcolm (Percussion).

New Cold War - new wave from The USA

New Cold War

New on the block New Cold War was originally formed as a Studio Band to make a few tracks, but as fortune would have this quickly changed and they have transformed into a fully-fledged touring out-fit.

The feature for me of the band is the skittering percussion that invests New Cold War with a commanding presence. That isn’t to say that the rest of the sounds don’t fit together, they do, as the band produces music which hurtles around the head in a frenzy of activity. You can feel the sweat soaked notes flailing against the skin as the music energetically injects itself into the audience.

Members of the band all have other projects on the go, so it is a pleasure that they have been able to work out a schedule that meets the demands of everyone involved, including rotational drummers.

The début five track eponymous EP arrived in March and is an essential to add to any music collection. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to see the New Cold War live, by the fury of the recorded material, I would anticipate that their stage performances are great nights out.


New Cold War – EP – New Cold War is available on iTunes*.

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The People’s Whiskey

The People’s Whiskey is Luis Mendez (Drums), Cody Leavitt (Bass / Vocals), Justin Bridges (Guitar / Vocals) and Steve DeZarn (Guitar) a rock and roll band from Henderson in the USA.

The People's Whiskey - rock 'n' roll from the USA

The People’s Whiskey

There is nothing other than to do other than stand up and dance with The People’s Whiskey. I am sure there will be others who will put all sorts of fancy genres to this quartet, but it is plain and simple Rock ‘n’ Roll ramped up a few notches and what a great space in which to spend some time.

Whatever volume you have your speaker set – make it louder, then force the switch even louder, this is raucous rock as it should be, pared back to the basics and hurled out across the room in a frenzy of activity. No need to put on a tuxedo when you step into the space, just a pair of blue brothel creepers and you are all set for as much time as your heart can cope with.

The People’s Whiskey is precisely why I get so much satisfaction from what I do and you just know they are enjoying at much as with no pretension they throw out simple constructs delivered with sweating brows. If your ears aren’t bleeding the volume isn’t loud enough.


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