Old clubs, booze, the smell of stale smoke in the air and a whole lot of rock’n roll. These are the things crossing your mind when listening to The Backyard Band. If Muddy Waters, Brian Jones, Rocky Erickson and Keith Moon had jammed together back in the day, something like this would probably have been the result. And that’s pretty much what it sounds like: Raw R’n B!
The rules are quite simple: Loud guitars, dynamic bass, cracking kick-drum and a cutting harp. These four young musicians have firm roots in american and english rock, while successfully conveying their own sound with great conviction and enthusiasm both live and on record. To top it all off they are neither from the great Island nor from Chicago, but from the German city of Cologne. Since 2010 the boys have played dozens of shows in clubs, bars and festivals, including supporting the rhythm’n blues veterans Nine Below Zero in England. Over the past few years
from show to show, the quartet have gathered a dedicated fan-base, who appreciate them for what they are - a band with a dirty and authentic sound!
The rough voice of vocalist Moritz, the guitar’s and basses unpolished sounds coming out of vintage amps, and the wild style of drumming, complete the picture . Their songs are not
only about heartache or their love of rock’n roll, but also have political and social overtones.

Their brand new album, SECOND HAND, delves deeply into the traditions of the 60’s and 70’s rock without ever loosing its footing in the present. Within 12 songs this dynamic group win
you over with a mix of garage, rock and Rhythm’n’Blues, creating a sound of The Who meeting Dr. Feelgood, Howling Wolf and Ten Years After.
With the Düsseldorf-based indie-label ‘Drumming Monkey Records’ and Rough Trade Distribution backing them, the new album ‘SECOND HAND’ was released in May 2016 on CD,
Digital Album and Vinyl LP.

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