Drawing from the rich traditions of Americana, New Orleans band The Deslondes self titled debut album is a meticulously crafted introduction to their unique sound. Influenced by classic rock ‘n’ roll, sixties soul, R&B, country, boogie, honky tonk, blues and every other kind of pre-war American roots music ‘The Deslondes’ is a tribute to the past made with love by a collective of gifted songwriters.
7/10 Penrith Steve Customer review, 1st July 2015
The Deslondes debut album is an authentic and passionate take on the roots music of their home, New Orleans. All twelve tracks are original compositions but they are so steeped in the traditions of country, blues and American folk that you wouldn't necessarily know. It opens with the lolloping Fats Domino style number "The Day I Fought The Blues And Won". The instrumentation and harmonies are spot-on. Whilst I can imagine that the more upbeat numbers will fill certain dance floors, "Less Honkin' More Tonkin'", for example, the best tracks on here are the slower cuts. "Heavenly Home" and "Still Someone" stand out.
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