Oh, Jesus, just from those first guitar notes, this one just gets me right where I live.  Crisp, 7th notes and chords, tight harmonies and a total rush, not discounting the vibrant production.  Balls out and ready to riff.

I suppose that’s a good way to draw your interest in Nashville’s Them Vibes, whose new 5-song E.P., TV, has knocked me on my ass the same way The Black Crowes did when they released Shake Your Money Maker (of which one of the tracks references very well in its style).  From the moment “Mamma’s Got A Secret”, you know you’re in for a sweet and raucous ride.  “Hit And Run”, as I stated, reminds me of The Crowes when they were at their rockin’ best and “I Kinda Like It” just has IT – that special feel/vibe/drive.

If you want four pure slabs of good old, get-down, no fucking around rock and roll and one in-your-face acoustic-based blues, you have to get your hands on TV.  Them Vibes have all the right vibes, thank God.

TV is available now



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Rob Ross

Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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