I fem års tid formade The National Reserve sin musik på barerna hemma i Brooklyn. Där lärde de sig hantverket och hur man handskas med publik som egentligen är mer intresserad av barhäng än musik. Dessutom fick de chans att (relativt) ostört utveckla sin egen tagning av klassisk amerikansk rotrock. Och när deras debutplatta släpptes våren 2018 slog den ner som en bomb. Här var ett helt komplett band, samspelat, bra låtar och makalös sång! The National Reserve är något för vänner av Band Of Heathens, Cordovas och, vågar vi säga det, the Band. Vi är glada och stolta att för första gången presentera The National Reserve i Skandinavien. En längre turné är planerad i februari/mars 2019.
For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, winning over boozers and barflies with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their stunning new Ramseur Records debut album, MOTEL LA GRANGE, the band has captured every bit of that energy, emotion, and entertainment for all to hear.
Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and bluesy, boozy rock ‘n' roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. Songs like "Found Me A Woman" and the indelible title track reveal a gifted new tunesmith while masterfully reminding one and all of the simple beauty of a great American bar band – two guitars, organ, bass and drums rocking out in the corner, singing their songs to soundtrack the night.
With MOTEL LA GRANGE, Walsh and The National Reserve have crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americana's finest – its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70s rock ‘n' roll. Justifiably proud of what he's accomplished, Walsh is now planning to bring all the fun and fire of The National Reserve's fiery Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into his band's late night scene as possible.
"Music is really powerful," says Sean Walsh. "It changed my life, which is why I do it. If I can reach people with our music, maybe change their life, that would really be incredible."
"It's a familiar sound, rooted in past masters and comfortable tropes, but the National Reserve have a strong command of what makes classic American rock so appealing, and they deliver the goods more often than not."
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