One of our Ten For 10 bands way back at the turn of the year, raw Southern rockers Dead Confederate are on their way back to action this month with a new tour and album in the offing.
Less overtly raucous - and more in keeping with the sweet title of their next effort - lead track Giving It All Away holds onto the loose bombast of their sound whilst putting more emphasis on the riff than the bluster. Unsurprising, perhaps, given the involvement of alt-rock overlord J. Mascis and his love of all things fuzzily melodic.
MP3: Dead Confederate - Giving It All Away
Taken from the new album Sugar, out August 24th
Quite where they head with the new album will be anyone's guess, as if you've experienced the maximum adrenaline of the band's live show then the accessibility of this new track may be something of a surprise.
With an accomplished swagger and the right production, though, it's perfectly possible that Dead Confederate will pull something of a scorcher out of the bag. Roll on month's end...