Less than twenty-four hours after posting their first demo online, The New Southern Electrikk were named New Band of the Day by influential UK Music site Louder Than War, attracted the attention of two highly respected UK producers and found a new fan in The Lemonheads’ Evan Dando.
And it’s no surprise why when you listen to this cover of Mother of Earth by The Gun Club.
The song opens with great drums and bassline which gives the song a real drive and maintains a great momentum. It has a kind of 80s stark feel at times which is complimented perfectly by the vocals which are really well layered. Monica’s voice suits the style brilliantly, it is mesmerising, smooth but also a bit edgy at times.
Although this song is a cover, a double A side is scheduled for release later this month and also an album planned for release next year. Given the great sound of New Southern Electrikk – soulful, mesmerising with a great dark edge – I’m really looking forward to hearing future releases.