London based band Straylings have an really great sound. It’s raw, organic and very vintage. They would have fitted in nicely back in 1969. The songs are wonderfully catchy with twang’s of American country music and psychedelic rock. I thought it would be great to see what sort of music they were inspired by, having such a unique sound and so they kindly filled in a Musical Profile for me. First, listen to this song ‘Carver’s Kicks’.
My Favorite band/artist: A few big ones for us would be… Kate Bush, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sixto Rodriguez
My Favorite album: Some that we keep coming back to are…Forever Changes – Love, Lust For Life – Iggy Pop, Bryter Layter – Nick Drake, Townes Van Zandt – Townes Van Zandt
My Favorite song: Some random faves…Free Money – Patti Smith, Wild Is The Wind – David Bowie, Psycho Killer – Talking Heads, Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Fairport Convention
My Favorite gig: Neil Young at Hyde Park
My Favorite lyric: Arthur Lee’s opening line on ‘Live & Let Live’ is quite genius – “Oh the snot has caked against my pants – it has turned into crystal”
My Favorite new band/artist: Mishal Zeera
My Dream festival line-up: Nirvana, Joni Mitchell, The Doors, Karen Dalton, R.E.M….that wouldn’t be too bad!
My Right now I love: In Dreams – Roy Orbison
The band have already recorded a debut album, due for March 2012 release. You can preorder it from their Bandcamp page. Grab a free download of ‘Wallpin’ below.