New Music Fridays: Witch Ever
It’s mid-November. It’s cold. The stores and malls have their Christmas decorations front and centre. It’s safe to say that winter has got one stinky, boot wearing foot in the door, so I figure why not resume giving you some ideas for some great music to help you through the next few months of chilliness. If you live some place slightly warmer where the only white you see in winter is not from heaps of falling snow but from the thinning hair of a million retirees flooding your community, today’s featured band is a great one to have cranked in your convertible as you drive past that new shuffleboard complex. Take that, old man!
Witch Ever first came to my attention a couple of months back when their track, The Push, ended up in my mailbox. Trippy, loud, and delightfully rough around the edges, The Push quickly won me over to the Witch Ever way of doing things. The long and short of it is Witch Ever are straight ahead rock and roll, played loud and with no strings pulled. In fact, I was impressed enough with the band to include them in my Music From the Inbox feature over at Alan Cross’ site last month.
As we speak, Witch Ever are busy as Gretsch-slinging beavers hunkered down at The Rogue studios in Toronto, where they are brewing up their ‘heavy on the analog’ debut album with the help of producer James Paul. Head Witch Stephen Sirisko tells me that Witch Ever’s legendary musical influences like John Lee Hooker and lesser known bluesmen like Junior Kimbrough are being cross-bred with the likes of guitar maestro Jeff Beck and even former Oasis honcho Noel Gallagher, the latter two having left a memorable impression on Sirisko after having seen them in concert.
Enough talk. More rock. Witch Ever, show ’em how it’s done. Here’s The Push.