A Happy New Year to all the Joyzine readers and if you missed the fireworks at midnight then you can enjoy this new hypnotic music video for the track ‘Let’s Make Our Own Action’ from John Vernon Forbes animator and driving force behind ‘Hillbilly Trance’ band Tijuana Hercules.
It’s taken from Evening Dressings which was originally released in 2020 and it’s a tripped-up bouncy castle of shuffle with the band’s trademark loose-limbed blues that has the feel of a band playing on the flatbed of a pick up truck as it drives over cobbles. Rock tumbler drums, firefly saxophone swirling in this inky night-time blues, guitar like a well sprung mattress and the low rasp of Dr. John-like vocals. The video is a collage of super-colourful shapes and patterns over black and the combination of track and video
For a limited time you can get 20% off Evening Dressings release if you enter the discount code SANTACLAWS when adding it to the Bandcamp basket.
Review by Paul F Cook