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Josh Doyle has been there, done it and has a case full of t-shirts. Selling a bucket load of albums, playing Glastonbury and Wembley Stadium, playing alongside artists like Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi and Elton John and opening the door for artists like Busted and the still popular McFly…not a bad list of achievements.
Not liking the way the label were pushing them, the band broke up. Now 10yrs after the Dum Dums split, front man Josh Doyle is still making music, a more ‘grown up/mature’ type of music, but the Dum Dums trademarks are still there.
Infectious melodies and great lyrics made all the more interesting by a charismatic personality, are now backed by not much more than an acoustic guitar. Below is his latest offering. With the recent revival of singer song writers there’s no reason why you shouldn’t add this guy to your music collection.
Now residing in Nashville, Josh has some live dates coming up the the US and is planning to tour the UK in the early part of 2012.
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There is a good chance that many of you reading this (OK ‘many’ is optimistic of our viewing stats) will be thinking ‘Who is Butch Walker?’, the irony being you may not know his name, but you have almost certainly heard a track he has produced at some point. Having worked with the likes of Weezer, Pink, Avril Lavigne and Katy Perry, he knows how to twiddle a knob, so to speak.
‘The Spade’ is his second album with ‘The Black Widows’ and is clearly an album put together to enable Butch to tip his cap to the music and bands that have inspired him over the years.
Coming on like a 70s Glam rock throw back, ‘Every Single Body Else’ is a loving homage to T-Rex and shows the ease with which Butch Walker can pen a tune for any genre he chooses.
‘Summer Of ‘89’ is the first single and it is not hard to see why, a glorious autobiographical rocker, with more than a tussled nod back to his hair metal days. ‘No one knew Bryan Adams wasn’t cool, the TV just told us he was’ nicely sums up that period of your life where what you like Vs what is ‘cool’ is just starting to become important. As much as you may want to fight it, only the stoniest heart will be able to resist the ‘whoa-whoa’ chorus…. Trust me, Gloria Estefan was right, the rhythm is going to get you. A summer radio hit, if we still had summers… or radio hits.
The 80s-tastic ‘Synthesizers’ replete with references to Duran Duran and CHiPs is hard to resist especially for those of us of a certain age and is in stark contrast to the ‘Closest Thing To You I’m Gonna Find’ with its more earnest, country tinged feel. The album gleefully wanders any musical path it chooses, pop, rock, country, glam, take your pick, there is a little of everything here.
Romantic or creepy, you decide! ‘Answering Machine Girl’ is a love song about a message from a wrong number and the infatuation that grows around it. More charming than it sounds but ladies, dial carefully in future.
This is a good time rock ‘n’ roll record, a certain tongue in cheek humour runs throughout with snippets of ‘behind the scenes’ banter giving the impression this was less work, more play. Loaded with tunes and an easy charm, it is a timely reminder that rock music can be bloody good fun.
Find out more about Butch Walker HERE.
This week Kodiak Jack drummer and Tape2Tape contributer Matt got to chat to writer, producer, singer song writer, front man, lead guitarist and all round good egg, Butch Walker.
As Matt loves getting elbow deep in cock rock, and with Butch’s beginings being in hair metal out fit Southgang back in the late 80′s there was no better question to ask….well maybe there was but this is definately a good one.
In true rock n roll style, Butch showed a blatant disregard for the rules and gave us his Top 10!
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