Introducing J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls…this fresh, instantly addictive blues rock band who formed earlier this year are already taking the world by storm! The explosive outfit have created a unique, but innovative sound with powerful meaty guitar riffs and gut wrenching vocals.
Fronted by Jason Lee Barratt of whom has adopted a phenomenal vocal range thanks to the lineage from his father (Shakin Stevens), but also honed his own sound which soars over the driving guitars of Harun Kotch on lead guitar and Luke Sohl Williams on bass.
Between them, the band themselves have already played every corner of the globe with international chart success, national award nominations, and have had music used for various advertising campaigns, (including Henri Lloyd and the Mercerdes Petronas F1 Team.)
This is all complimented by the driving force of Wayne Riches who is also the unshakable drummer for Skin (Skunk Anansie.)
Their first single (below) ‘Woman’ showcases an electric introduction to their sound, with a video which has already gone viral within just a couple of weeks, with just under 24,000 views featuring a Texan line dancing video filmed back in 2011 performing the ‘biker shuffle’. This Black Keys Lonely Boy-esq style idea appealed and the video itself fitted perfectly without an ounce of editing, and thus lead singer Jay Lee Barratt said:
‘I guess this is just meant to be.’
The single for ‘Woman’ is out on Friday 2nd December and available to pre-order here:
Following this their self-titled debut EP will be due out in March 2017.
The EP itself also fell into very safe hands with producer Dean James Barratt at the helm (Craig David, Sam Smith, London Grammar), and mastering by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White) it only adds more to the group’s rapidly rising accolades of associates and will be due for release in March 2017.
Their gritty vintage style image has also attracted the interest of European motorcycle clothing brand KLM Wear who will be using tracks from the EP for their up coming marketing campaign.
This band are new, fresh, but classic all thrown into one…and this is just the beginning!
“Big, powerful guitar riffs with bone shaking vocals that soar between everything from T Rex to Tom Meighan. Exhilarating. Dust down your Harley and get trashed.”
“Weighty 70’s tinged stoner rock that brings to mind big league players such as Sabbath, the Black Keys and Wolfmother.”
“Sleazy tequila-soaked rock ‘n’ roll riffage with tips of the cap to ZZ Top, Tame Impala and Rival Sons.”
“Dripping with a pulsing, fuzzy menace and deliciously sleazy swagger.”