THE PECKHAM COWBOYS
*** Dirty blues rockers announce March UK tour, to support second album ‘10 Tales From The Gin Palace’ - out now on Cargo Records***
South London scoundrels The Peckham Cowboys are preparing to saddle up and take their dirty blues rock show on the road this Spring, following the February 14th release of second album ‘10 Tales From The Gin Palace’ through Cargo Records.
The all-star act - comprised of vocalist Marc Eden (formerly of DNA Doll, Men & Gods, and an early incarnation of Velvet Revolver), guitarists Dale Hodgkinson (Dog Kennel Hill, And Also The Trees), and Timo Kaltio (Hanoi Rocks, Izzy Stradlin Band), bassist Nigel Mogg (The Quireboys), drummer Ryan McCormick (Steven Adler Band), and Duncan McKay (Primal Scream) on the horns and keys - ride into the following towns in March;
Weds 12th March - WAKEFIELD, Snooty FoxThurs 13th March - BIRMINGHAM, Scruffy Murphy's
Fri 14th March - CRUMLIN, The Patriot
Sat 15th March - SWANSEA, The Static
Sun 16th March - ILFRACOMBE, Chill BarThurs 20th March - BOLTON, The Railway
Fri 21st March - NOTTINGHAM, Doghouse
Sat 22nd March - REDHILL, Hellfire Club
Sat 29th March - LONDON Streatham White Lion (w/Bernie Torme & Jimmy Owen)
With a wealth of hard-won experience in their hard-rockin’, hard-livin’ ranks, the band put on a highly entertaining, and highly volatile, live show, which punters will struggle to peel their eyes away from. Speaking to Vive le Rock magazine this month, Dale warned gig-goers; “the dynamic within the ‘Cowboys, especially live, has always been an edgy one - will the band still exist by the end of the set? - or indeed the next song… past members have quit mid-set!”. He adds that “the current line-up is great and the sound is the most cogent it has ever been”.
On ‘10 Tales From The Gin Palace’, The Peckham Cowboys craft their distinctive ‘deep sarf Lahndon blues’ sound from a heady blend of bloozy barroom pianos, sleazy slide guitar, and even down ‘n’ dirty dub touches, painting a Hogarth-esque image of Dickensian rogues and Del Boy types ducking ‘n’ diving through London‘s gutters.
Reviewing the album in Classic Rock magazine, Kris Needs declared the band sound “as filthy as the streets they sing about, with ’Poor Boy Blues’ a monolithic dirt bag anthem… While conducting no-holds barred rock ‘n’ raunch assaults with deft aplomb, touches like McKay’s sublime horns and rebel toaster Congo Natty’s spot on the dubbed out ‘Don’t Damn The Hypnotist’ add depth, and ‘She Was Sweet On Me’ cheekily heists the Stones ‘Start Me Up’ - 7/10”.