Based in Austin, TX, Cold Jackets was formed by Adam Johnson and Mark Henne to “showcase some of their favorite influences and provide a platform for a new musical direction. Old and new, drum machines and blues.” In the indie world the scene can get saturated with bands that may only make one album or have a few songs, but I’m here to tell you that Cold Jackets has something for everyone and is here to stay, I HOPE!
Cold Jackets – Bad As I DO
The band is on tour in the UK in Sept 2018, so if you’re a UK reader and have a chance to see them do it. It looks like the band is playing quite regularly. Take a look at their schedule on their website here. “Sweet Thang” highlights the guitars of Adam Johnson and I love the slide vibe. They also have a live video of them playing this tune here. Adam’s slide guitar sounds awesome and he let’s his blues roots shine thru and thru. This song lives up to the one liner on the band’s Facebook page which states the band is “drum machine driven blues riffs to drink to.”
“Foggy Notion” stays in the same classic rock lane as the previous tunes but steps up the groove a bit. Again, Adam’s guitar work is definitely the highlight of the music, but the band is also amazing in the way that they are supporting of the song and not playing whatever they “feel.” It seems that the band may have channeled some early The Rolling Stones for this one…not sure, just sayin’ lol. I really like this band! They are truly a breath of fresh air!
I’m curious to know what YOU think about Cold Jackets. Get in touch with me on social media and let me know. Also, make sure to let the band know that you heard their music here first on Indie Music Plus! As always, thank you for reading and continuing to support indie music of all genres!