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El Gato Del Rio – Honest Living: A Tarantino Tempo of 60’s Psychedelic Psychobilly

Honest Living is the first single from the album Below the Willows which will be released on February 10th, 2018, by the wickedly talented quartet of musicians that go by the name of El Gato Del Rio. Their surreal take on music is a treat for any audiophile on the hunt for something a little more vibrant on their playlist.

There really is no putting a pin on the bands genre, the eclectic sound boundless, fused together with a Johnny Cash vibe, a little raucous psychobilly, all done over the rhythm of Spanish guitar at the hands of the man in a mask. In short, it’s probably like nothing you have ever heard before. The transgression of the soulful track is absolutely flawlessly enigmatic, the flip from male to female vocals is almost reminiscent of the classic Hillbilly Moon Explosion duet with Sparky from Demented Are Go. The fact that the 4-piece band managed to incorporate a double bass & accordion into the ensemble immediately sold this track from me. If more band used strings, the music scene would be a better place.

You can check out the official music video to Honest Living on YouTube via the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA23UUIQxA0&feature=youtu.be

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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