Husky Tones’ punk blues style favours the common rawness, simplicity and emotion shared between the punk and blues genres. Live it is delivered by the unique set up of a female drummer singer Victoria Bourne and guitarist Chris Harper.
Their approach to music styles mirrors what they love as audience members: inventive, individual and fully aware of tradition without being a slave to it. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Time for a Change’ in 2015 they
have been making new friends and fans performing around the UK and songs from the album have been played on national (BBC Radio Two) and international radio.
‘a stunning and entertaining debut’ – Blues Matters
‘theres a massive buzz building around the band’ – Bristol 24/7
‘original songs delivered with sassy vocals’- Blues in Britain
‘these songs lurch thrillingly from one thumping groove to the next’ – Musicians Union
Rock, blues, punk and folk. These are the core elements of Husky Tones’ Who Will I Turn To Now? The album takes you on a journey with songs that scream and cry, lush vocals drifting on a
sea of heavy guitar riffs, Who Will I Turn To Now? combines songs of protest, despair and love, tales of the benefits system, climate of cuts and the disintegration of capitalism.
As well as reference to modern day politics, it has historical roots with a ballad, Island Of Barbed Wire. The song is about Victoria’s great uncle who was interned on the Isle of Man as a German prisoner of war just for being a German living in the UK when war broke out. He was married to an English woman, and the song tells their story: An expression of powerlessness in the face of terrifyingly sad global events, which is as relevant today as it was during WW1.
Having spent 2016 building a reputation for intense live shows at places such as London’s 100 Club and Blues Kitchen, Brighton’s Latest Bar and national UK festivals their modern and varied
sound has won them many friends and fans around the country and led to their album being played on BBC Radio Two.
Instead of a traditional tour in March Husky Tones will be performing each of the songs in a setting associated with it. This will be broadcast live. It includes traveling to the Isle of Mann to visit Knockaloe POW camp, interviewing an environmentalist, a coop worker, homeless and refugee organisations, finally performing in a fans house. The aim is for people to talk about what we can do practically to help and how to find hope.
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