Transvaal Diamond Syndicate are finally set to release the latest album from which their epic, foot stompin’ single Devil on my Shoulders originates (Read that post here). The Brisbane blues band deliver seven utterly compelling, devastatingly grubby, blues tracks for your tub thumping pleasure on the album entitled Sins of the Blessed.
Opening with the stellar Devil on my Shoulders which provides a blistering blues explosion and a taste of what lies ahead. There’s a touch of The Doors circa Morrison Hotel present on the album which slides through smoky sax driven tracks to real dirty blues numbers, complete with killer hooks and pounding drum lines. A fine collection of tracks showcasing the breadth of talent produced from band members Christian Tryhorn & Mathew Barker together with guest spots from Tim Price on drums and a collective of talented musso’s.
The CD arrived for me just as I was ploughing through a renovation on my house and provided the soundtrack to many a late night’s demo work busting the old kitchen out. It’s a great collection of songs that would suit long drives and outback bar fights alike.
As a band, Transvaal Diamond Syndicate, have been working hard to build up a live following through a hectic touring schedule that has seen them take to the stage at BluesFest, tour with the likes of Ash Grunworld and The Fumes, win a bunch of industry accolades and the deliver the all important plays on Triple J. Sydney will get their chance to join the Syndicate in a few weeks as TDS take to the stage at The Landsowne Hotel on the 14th October supporting Monkey Smokers.
Fans of the Snow Droppers, Dallas Frasca and all things blues should go, and be prepared to dance the dance the night away in style.
Transvaal Diamond Syndicate’s album Sins of the Blessed is out this week on Starving Kids Records and distributed through MGM. Head to JB Hi-Fi this Friday to get a track or come see them live to grab a copy at the gig.