Ahead of their show at Young Henrys Best Served Loud in January, we decided to quiz transcendent psych-blues shredders Velvet Trip on their favourite tracks, overrated songs and the ultimate showdown between Jimi, Jimmy and Jim.
Jordan Merrick’s latest song is a swooning blues track full of warm lazy slides, cozy deep vocals, and provokingly glum thoughts. Melodically, Lonelier Than You hovers somewhere between a barnyard slow dance while lyrically, it expresses a downward spiral into a bizarre reality. It’s a booze-soaked tune that is altogether simple, charming, witty and despondent.
Australian born, UK based singer Georgia van Etten has stunned with the title track from her upcoming album Deep Black Water. Tackling ‘class struggle, racism and… governments who do not listen’, Georgia’s lyrics provide a formidable voice to the expectations on her generation and the harsh realities of battling work, life and little support.
Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Kinkora has released her latest track You Got Me, a sensuous song that offers an instant rush of warm blues trickling from a soft, muted guitar. Coupled with her gorgeous and smokey vocals, Kinkora has delivered a stunningly gentle serenade full of romantic notion and heartfelt gratitude.