Fans of the Black Keys, the Cramps, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds can prepare to be enamoured by Paddy James’ single “Dead Ringer”. By using sultrily snaking Rock n’ Roll guitar progressions the single is fuelled by hypnotic and slightly filthy rhythm.
In contrast to the salacity of the tight instrumental arrangement, the London-based artist keeps his vocals clean and charismatic. With the vocals bringing the accessibility, and the rhythm of the single bringing the catchy hooks Dead Ringer is a track which you won’t forget until long after it has faded out. You can expect more than just an assimilation of archaic sound with the unique energy which Paddy James brings to the table through tracks such as Dead Ringer. Think along the lines of mischievous folkish melancholy and you’ll get a good idea of how distinctive Paddy James is as an artist.
You can check out Paddy James’ latest single Dead Ringer for yourselves by heading over to Soundcloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast