Hampshire-based four-piece The 109s offer up a taste of their forthcoming album with new track, So Long.
Taking the sleaze and swagger of the ’70s, and combining it with a loose and laid-back ’60s approach, Hampshire’s The 109’s are a band that manage to feel both timely and timeless. Drawing from a wealth of the influences from across the decades while retaining more than an air of idiosyncrasy, the four-piece will appeal to anyone who likes their blues rock with an amphetamine chaser.
Their latest single, So Long, precedes the band’s latest album Hollow Point, and is four minutes of clattering percussion, a chunky bottom end and dexterous lead guitar that plays off the apparent simplicity of the rhythm section. Loose they may be, sloppy they aint. And while they may well bring to mind bands such as AC/DC and Sabbath as much as you might expect, there’s elements of grunge at play too, offering an extra layer of grime on top of a track that’s already soaked in bourbon and stinking of cigarettes. Lovely stuff.