Band:The Kooks Song: “Broken Vow” Why You Want To Watch: The Kooks made a cool video (literally, there’s ice in it) for “Broken Vow,” one of two new songs on The Best of. . . So Far, a Kooks greatest hits album. Digging in to the Internet drew to my attention that the video’s director, Charlie Paul, helms ITCH FILM, an English ad and creative company. Naturally, I was drawn specifically to the cat section. The Kooks themselves are finishing their newest album, which required that they reschedule the planned 2017 headline tour. Those dates include a June 1st, 2018 appearance at Showbox SoDo.
Yes, Death Valley Girls lists the night time as their influence on Facebook. The Californian quartet spent an evening at Chop Suey in September, sharing their garage vibes, and also sharing the stage with Seattle’s Branden Daniel and the Chics and Eli. Signed with Burger Records (home of Dwarves, FIDLAR, Audacity), Death Valley Girls did not ask us to share the following information: Last month, the band’s van transmission went out: Oh no! But one of their friends kindly created a GoFundMe to help out. Just throwing that out there.
Rising Seattle country performer Miller Campbell opened for Danielle Bradbery at Steel Creek in Tacoma. Backed by Morgan Wick on guitar and Caleb Morgan on bass, Miller began her set with “Obsession,” the first single off her upcoming album, Sweet Whiskey. The enthusiastic audience were treated to several more tunes off the record, plus a few covers. Miller will have her debut album release show at the Tractor Tavern on November 15.
Electro pop French band YELLE, fronted by Julie Budet, played a sold-out show at the Crocodile Café in support of their third studio album Complètement Fou. The stop was midway through their North American tour which will wrap-up at the SOS Festival in Austin. Seattle-based Jupe Jupe opened.
NEEDTOBREATHE put on outdoor show at Marymoor Park on September 1, 2016. If you notice that date, you’ll know this is also a Walk Down Memory Lane post, where we can still enjoy the show photos (but a bit late -sorry, the editor apologizes). This one’s part 17, if you’re asking.
NEEDTOBREATHE has roots in Possum Kingdom (singer and guitarist are brother; they grew up in the city), probably the same Possum Kingdom in the song by Toadies. Why am I fixated on this? First, that song is fanastic. Second, how cool would it be to say you’re from Possum Kingdom. But back to NEEDTOBREATHE. Every single NEEDTOBREATHE album (there are 6) has received great reviews. 2016’s Hard Love was another hit. These accomplishments in music are pretty rare.