Seattle garage-rock outfit Night Beats have had an extremely busy year that’s seen their bluesy, psychedelic rock and roll lead them to acquire a cult-like status at an unfathomable pace. The trio are seen by many as “cutting edge garage rock innovators” Louder Than War, which is quite a feat when it’s so common to see modern garage-rock bands fall into the trap of being overly nostalgic to their R&B forefathers, to the point of unoriginality. In January 2016 the trio released their third LP ‘Who Sold My Generation’ on Heavenly Recordings.
During a UK tour earlier in the year in support of the new album, we invited the band to spend one of their days off at Lovebuzz Studios, an analogue recording studio in South London, and record a live session. The result is the first instalment in the new Fuzz Club Sessions series. With another UK tour coming up the band are now sharing the brilliantly raw and fuzzed-out live rendition of ‘Bad Love’ – originally taken from the ‘Who Sold My Generation’ LP.
Fuzz Club’s reasoning behind the live series was to take some of the best names in psych and rock and roll, bring them to a studio and strip things down to their absolute fundamentals - just raw, unkempt rock and roll, recorded straight to tape in one take using totally analogue equipment. There isn’t a better band to kick-start the series than Night Beats,with their white-knuckle R&B and soulful psychedelic tendencies making for a truly insatiable performance.
Each session is to be released on 12" standard and deluxe edition vinyl, the deluxe edition includes a tote bag, photo booklet and stickers. Leading up to the official release we'll be sharing more of the videos from the day, until then, pre-order the session here.