What can be said about Quiet Quiet Band that can accurately describe their music to someone not familiar with them? This album, “Low Noon”, is an infectious mix of Downtempo, Folk, catchy melodies, punk and more. And the styles seamlessly interweave into a melting pot of extravagant yet well disciplined music that suggest that this band is not only comprised of true sonic artists but educated musicians and that is refreshing to the ears. “Low Noon” is clearly a well crafted and thoughtful journey down the future of music and proof that the best music is not behind us.
My personal favorites:
Look’s Like an Ending
About Quiet Quiet Band
Telling tales of love, death and terrible beings from beneath the sea, Quiet Quiet Band are the rotting fruits in nu-folk’s verdant pastures. Extrovert practitioners of hillbilly hoedowns, sociopathic shanties and warped waltzes, QQB’s macabre alternative ditties are further animated by a vociferous lyrical delivery, drawing comparisons with such rootsy luminaries as Violent Femmes, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash. “Our songs often evoke fictional characters who are reflecting on their own flaws, regrets, losses and mistakes,” says lead vocalist Tom Purcell, “even if they happen to be lunatics with bags of poisoned sweets!” Also comprising Paul Smith (guitar/vocals), Jay Newton (guitar), Scott Painter (bass), Jon Hare-Winton (drums) and Devon Gillespie (viola), QQB are renowned for their blistering live sets, the ferocity of which has now been captured in the studio, ready to be unleashed on an unsuspecting public in 2015. Brace yourselves…