James Blake – Bass, Vocals | Rick Graham – Guitar | Pete Pagonis – Drums
Southern California hard rock trio Idlewar have upped their game from a very high bar with their second release Rite due out Oct 12th via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.. Singer/bass player James Blake solidifies why he is one of the best singers in rock today. With a continuation of varied moods, tempos and groove. IDLEWAR’s music is far from one dimensional. With the record being produced again by drummer Pete Pagonis. RIte maintains the sound of a band playing with inspiration and grit. “We feel we’ve made one of the best hard rock records to come out in some time” Rounding out the band is guitarist Rick Graham who’s blend of new and old influenced blues based playing is the perfect fit for the band’s sensibility.
Coming off a hugely successful UK tour opening for quickly rising band Stone Broken. The band is winning over new fans as well as playing to fans who were eagerly waiting to see the band for the first time. They were recently nominated for best new artist by UK’s Planet Rock as well as playing Planet Rockstock.
The key word for this band is authentic. You hear it in the music and see it in the presentation.This is a band that can share the stage with the likes of the Foo Fighters, QOTSA or Gary Clarke Jr..
Singer James describes the LP as such: This record sounds like a Mad Max machine convoy. A group of ferocious apocalyptic vehicles barreling through the wasteland full throttle…about to come apart at the hinges. Then every so often they slow or even stop to survey the landscape all the while contrasting their silhouette of destruction against a backdrop of serenity.