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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Floors..Blues-Rock from single release "Built From Bones"

Fans of Perth’s dirty-blues-rock bastards The Floors will be stoked to hear that they can now drop the needle on a new vinyl-only release of an exclusive new single ‘Built From Bones’. The 7” single – a dirgy, threatening, ball-tearer of a song ‘Built From Bones’ again showcases Luke Dux’s ferocious howl and dangerous whisper, backed by ominous backing vocals and the mighty rhythm section of Ryan Dux [bass] and Ash Doodkorte [drums.]

Listen to the track here;

The Dux brothers - who play not only with The Floors but also with Kill Devil Hills, Timothy Nelson And The Infidels and Will Stoker And The Embers – took home West Australian Music Industry Awards (WAMI) for Best Guitarist and Best Bassist respectively, in both 2009 and 2010, all based on the strength of live performance. Together with Ash, as ‘Built From Bones’ clearly promises, The Floors are “here to build, destroy and fuck.”

The single’s B-side ‘Pick Up Your Bones’ - a jam from The Floors 2012 debut record Dead Beat – makes the morbid most of the tour theme, with a divinely filthy blues riff straight from the Delta, deep-belly drum’n’ bass bedrock and an assertion from a maniacal Dux that he ‘don’t need ya no more’. Warning bell, cue sirens.

The Floors rank among the best live performers Perth has produced in a decade. Having cemented their place as song-writers with their cracking debut album, Dead Beat, the trio have produced a sound so smoke-inducing The Music called them “near flawless” surely a reference to the sheer blackness of their blues. But it is not just this sonic bombardment that gives The Floors their power. For all of the volume and fuzz, The Floors are merely amplifying the original and most primal spirit of the blues. Something akin to the heart of a classic Delta bluesman residing in an electrified world where amplifiers go to 11.

Interview with The Floors here:

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