Old clubs, booze, the smell of stale smoke in the air and a whole lot of Rock’n Roll.
These are the things crossing your mind when listening to The Backyard Band. If Muddy Waters, Brian Jones, Rocky
Erickson and Keith Moon had jammed together back in the day, something like this would probably have been the
result. And that’s pretty much what it sounds like: Raw!
The rules are quite simple: Loud guitars, dynamic bass, a cracking kick-drum and a cutting harp. These four young
musicians have firm roots in American and English rock, while successfully conveying their own sound with great
conviction and enthusiasm both live and on record. To top it all off they are neither from the great Island nor from
Chicago, but from the German city of Cologne.
The rough voice of vocalist Moritz, the guitar’s and basses unpolished sounds coming out of vintage amps, and the
wild style of drumming, complete the picture . Their songs are not only about heartache or their love of Rock’n Roll,
but also have certain political and social overtones.
Since 2010 the boys have played dozens of shows in clubs, bars and festivals. That brought them a lot of attention and
a record deal with German Indie Label Drumming Monkey Records, followed by the release of their first official album
“Second Hand” in May 2016.
Over the past years since the album release, from show to show all over Germany and neighbouring countries, the
quartet have gathered a dedicated fan-base, who appreciate them for what they are - a brilliant band with a dirty and
authentic sound! One of the many highlights was certainly the appearance at the legendary WDR Rockpalast festival in
spring 2018, which was also recorded and broadcasted on national TV. A clip of the complete show is available here:
https://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/video/sendungen/rockpalast/video-the-backyard-band---crossroads--100.html
Well provided with the power and the experience of these live shows, the band had entered the studio in winter 2018
and recorded their new album titled “DRY” - 12 brand-new songs which win you over with a mix of Garage, Punk Rock
and Rhythm’n’Blues, deep-rooted in the traditions of the 60’s and 70’s rock without ever losing its footing in the
present.


The new album DRY (CD, LP, Digital & Stream) will be released via Rough Trade in February 2019.


Line Up:
Moritz Zergiebel – Vocals, Solo Guitar & Blues Harp
Sebastian Kleene – Rhythm Guitar
Simon Jahn – Bass
Maximilian Kleene – Drums

 

 

 

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