My pick for a Christmas stocking filler, to make these dark days go with a bit of magic, is two guys from Australia, known here in London as ‘The Graveltones’. It’s almost nine whole months to the day that I first saw them perform live at The Notting Hill Arts Club, and was suitably blown away.
I’ve watched these guys go from strength to strength, from numerous live performances oozing an energy that just makes you excited for music again, to celebrating the release of their debut EP last month. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer couple of guys. Here are two absolutely amazing musicians making it look so easy to be just that good.
And if the studio recordings leave you wanting more, (as well they should!), seriously, you have to see these guys live. They are an even bigger force to be reckoned with live, and you can’t help but move your feet. 2012 is going to be a massive year for The Graveltones, and it kicks off with a tour of their native Australia in February.
This is why I’m saying this band is the perfect Christmas stocking filler. It’s so exciting to be there just at the start of something amazing. Just on the cusp of a breakthrough. So, take a leap of faith, trust in me that you need this music in your life, and come along for the ride.