New Desert Blues are finally getting the recognition they deserve. It feels like ages ago that we first premiered their debut single “Thom.” Two years later and Zane Lowe is revealing their latest track “Zachary” as Next Hype on BBC Radio 1. “Zachary” is another taste of the South Coast five-piece’s nu-wild-west sound (now self-dubbed […]

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This past summer we premiered “Thom,” the debut track from UK act New Desert Blues. Despite living thousands of miles away from the American heartland, the South Coast five-piece manages to show more true grit in their bleak folk-rock than most bands here in the States. Today the band continues westward with “River,” a new […]

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The Southern Coast of England is perhaps the farthest place you can imagine from the American West. It’s quite astonishing, then, that Portsmouth’s New Desert Blues channels the ethos of this cultural-historic region better than most of the band’s transatlantic counterparts. Don’t mistake their sound, however, for some fascination with saloon brawls and gun duels […]

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