As the Australian East Coast cries into their mittens about the coldest winter in years, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk fans are stripping to their togs and snapping up tickets to a run of red-hot shows unleashed in support of fire new single ‘Swimsuit’.
No beach, no problem. Inspired by good times at the river’s edge, ‘Swimsuit’ blasts out of car stereos as fast friends unload beer coolers, light a party fire, and hoot and holler from the rope swing, water shimmying down their skin.
This torrent of tough swaggering drums and fiery guitar marks the recorded debut of Diamond Dave Folley, whose drums power along like New Orleans-bound barge, leaving a wake of shattered drumsticks and smashed cymbals to wash ashore while Chris’s voice dances like a sinewy body around bonfire guitar.
Spending the past two years on the road in support of The Age Music Victoria Genre Award-nominated second album Shakedown [Best Blues Album], the duo have blown away audiences, sounding “more like a five-piece band” on two headline national tours. Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk stack those shows on an impressive festival pile including Cherry Rock, Golden Plains, Queenscliff Music Festival, Blues on Broadbeach, Boogie, Echuca Blues Fest, Kyneton, Geetroit, Wangaratta, Blues in the Bush (WA), Waverock (WA), St Kilda Fest, Narooma, Ballarat Beer Festival, Bruthen, Kellybrook, Beechworth, Deni Blues & Roots and Bendigo Blues & Roots.
It’s the unbridled, down low and dirty blues that impressed those festival punters – same thing that saw Chicken Walk on the road with everyone from Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, Tony Joe White and Jimmy Cliff to Santana and Gary Clark Jr.
Temperatures will rise when Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk unleash their new single – ‘Swimsuit’ – from upcoming LP Drive, a noir-inspired blues-danger album that leaves past Chicken Walk records in the dust. With more Melbourne, money and Mississippi than ever before, and fired up to eleven with the official recorded influence of Diamond Dave, Drive is getting road-tested like it’s stolen from Jul 31 through August ahead of its official release date in September.
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