As I slip deeper into a beautiful musical morass of lonely people with antiquated instruments, The Owsley Brothers are keeping me rooted in a noisier musical world by continuing to excite me with their particular brand of straightforward, no frills blues ‘n’ roll. ‘Hot Mess’, the first track from their upcoming debut album Cobalt is apparently the work of a rejigged lineup from their previous singles and, whilst a little cleaned up – swapping the grimy window of production they used previously for a more intimate, dusty-front-porch-in-a-tornado approach – the sense of sheer abandon, a certain leather-jacketed, beer bottle smashing swagger, in their music is still present and most definitely correct. This is surely the kind of music to swear about – fucking loud, fucking cool and fucking excellent.

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