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Harry & The Howlers – Hell in High Heels: The 21st Century Evolution of Psychobilly

Harry Jordan may just be the woman to bring Psychobilly into the mainstream, for years I’ve adored acts such as The Cramps and Mad Sin, but there always a disconnection, a sense that the vibe could never be translated into this time. Harry Jordan, a Birmingham, UK based artist has infused the nostalgically tired sound with her contemporary female empowerment mixed with her blues sensibility to create her sensational debut track Hell in High Heels.

In some ways, the track came across as a rounded international sound, with elements from the past and future delectably combined to create a rampant Rock & Roll track with a unique blues/jazz sensibility thrown into the mix.

If you’re a fan of The Creepshow, Vince Ray & The Boneshakers, The Meteors or The Radiacs; Harry & The Howlers then Hell in High Heels is going to be a breath of fresh air to your tired old playlists. She’s taken a sound which often loses authority in delivery by putting her own Femme Fatal stamp upon it to bring that old Psychobilly sound into a new era.

Check out Hell in High Heels using the SoundCloud link below:

https://soundcloud.com/harryandthehowlers/harry-and-the-howlers-hell-in-high-heels

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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