The Rotten Cores are a hybrid of vintage country and punk rock, but also incorporate elements as far reaching as Celtic, swing and folk while always maintaining a cohesive sound.
This is the third incarnation of this Melbourne garage-pop band and apart from a stack of classic garage and powerpop influences, drummer Mickster Baty is the only constant. Previous line-ups were fronted by Danny McDonald (P76) and Dom Mariani (The Stems, DM3) with Ian Wettehall (Seminal Rats, Phillesteins, Freeloaders) on bass then and apart from guest Farfisa organist and Mickster, this one is populated by relative unknowns. Not that it matters a jot. They’re up to the mark and this is a great record.
Recorded at Konk Studios (founded by the Kinks), and engineered and mixed by Guy Massey (The Beatles reissues mastering engineer), Play This Intimately contains 12 new tracks that demonstrate the songwriting genius, range in styles and brilliant musicianship their fans have come to know and love from Thomas Walsh (vocals, guitar), Tosh Flood (guitar), Shaun McGee (bass), and Joe Fitzgerald (drums). While their previous albums have featured guest appearance from friends like Ben Folds, Dave Gregory (XTC), Jason Falkner (Jellyfish), and more—this release boasts an impressive pedigree of contributors including Ray Davies (The Kinks), Andy Partridge (XTC), Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy and Walsh’s partner in the Duckworth Lewis Method), and even a “shout” from Jeff Lynne of ELO—long a major influence on Pugwash.
320 kbps|120 MB| UL | UA | HF | TB Canales speaks for migrant workers using his stark lyrics to drive his gritty, stripped-down, bluesy brand of folk music. – Vents Magazine.
320 kbps|169 MB| UL | UA | HF | TB