Pick of the Week: Dead Freights + James Baxter The Loft 5th May
1st May 2018
Pick of the Week: The Dead Freights/James Baxter
Welcome to Pick of the Week, a recurring blog segment that gives you our recommendations from the gig guide on whats on this week. This week it is our friends The Dead Freights and James Baxter at The Loft on May 5th.
This show is a launch show for James Baxter's new EP "The Paradise EP" while the Freights are releasing there new single "Ill Wait Up."
Click here to view the event on Facebook and click here to purchase tickets, of which each purchase gives you a CD from both artists!
The Dead Freights
Described by Guestlist as "..one of those bands you find once in a lifetime" The Dead Freights are no strangers to Southampton.
This local quartet delivers an exciting show with an energetic Rock'n'roll attitude. Described as having melodic vocal harmonies, bluesy guitars and driving shuffles, The Dead Freights bring a unique feel to a classic sound, comparable to The Beatles and The Libertines.
Click the Spotify player below to listen to their last EP:
At 21 James was travelling across the United States, spending time in studios from Albuquerque to Los Angeles, taking influence from the deserts and wilderness of the Mid West and West Coast.
Returning to the U.K, James brought back big influences from across the Atlantic, and blended them with his British-born idols. With nods to the likes of James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, this Southampton songwriter is set to showcase the technicolour melody and incessant lyricism of his album in waiting.
Summer 2018 will see James head out on tour to promote his new record - The Paradise EP.
To listen to his track: "Soap and Water" click here: