Boogie Beasts

Friday 8th of July 2016


Dirty beats, hypnotizing slide, screaming harmonica riffs and plenty of fuzz. all of these will be served by this four-man band from Liège and Limbourg, Belgium. In their greasy sound explosion, the founding members of the psychedelic band Voodoo Boogie and the insane garage duo The Goon Mat & Lord Benardo prove to be the perfect match.
Boogie Beasts translate their penchant for electric Delta blues into a most idiosyncratic sound, which has a touch of the Black Keys jamming with John Lee Hooker at a rave in the wee hours of the morning, or Morphine on a psychedelic trip with Little Walter, or even RL Burnside backed up by the young Rolling Stones at a juke joint-gig in Mississippi.
The drive is infectious, the noise is pure filth, yet highly irresistible … 

Are you ready to boogie with the Beasts?

White hot punk boogie defines the debut album of this group from Belgium. Obviously it is the result of blending two parts pure coal from the depths of the Limburg pits (Jan Jaspers and Gert Servaes) with an equal amount of passion from Liège, “the ardent city” (Mathias Dalle and Fabian Bennardo). Coal and fire equals scorching heat. Beastly passion. Or passionate beastliness. Read: Boogie Beasts.
As the foursome are fond of the imperative mood, they have given their firstborn the catchy name “Come and Get Me”. It may sound as a command, or, judging by the soul-stirring lyrics, it is rather a man-faced desire: tragedy, melancholy, wild lust, timid advance, blunt rejection, all-consuming passion and profound pain of love, but also a ‘so what?’ state of mind, hope, doubt, healing self-criticism, self-mockery and quiet resignation. In short, “Come and Get Me” has turned a journey through unrequited love into sound. essential naked blues, under a coat with a bearded lining.
On top of this dark hinterland, Boogie Beasts have simply poured out their melting pot of ingenious crafted “in your face” songs, featuring desolate waste land (“Coming Home To You”), panoramic vistas (“Like A Fool”), relentless storms (“Calling My Name”) and sweltering road trips (“Dig”).
Pumping beats, hypnotizing boogie, slo-mo funk punk are all meat and drink to Boogie Beasts. Track 6 says : “Would You Please Shut Up”.
So let’s…