Son of Dave recently released his latest track “Pow Pow”, the third tune to come right at you from forthcoming album: ‘Music For Cop Shows’ – which was released October 27th.
Having had a few tunes put into Netflix crime dramas and the like over the years (Breaking Bad, Preacher, Bloodline), which appears to have been an inspiration for the album title. Son of Dave certainly seems to be saying something about it here…
“I saw the TV cops shoot a good man down
They gonna knock him down, we gonna bring him around
We gonna roll that rock, gonna make that sound”
“Pow Pow” is not your typical gritty Son of Dave blues. In fact, it sounds as though he smoked a Smurf before this one. It’s a whistler; a disturbingly poppy, Rock’n’Roll ditty that most definitely would find solace as a theme song to a cop show. Or a viagra chewing-gum commercial perhaps.
Son of Dave’s songs find a place all to themselves away from the predictable. Too catchy for the alt-blues scene, but too bluesy and idiosyncratic to play alongside the latest flavours of the month. Poor old genius Son of Dave.
Son of Dave speaking about “Pow Pow” says:
I was in a weird state for that one. Feeling nostalgic, but cranked up on some organic speed or something. Perky little melodies floating around my brain and happy memories of 1970’s TV shows when we knew who the good guys were. Gunfights and street battles never seemed to hurt anybody.
The tune went in an unpredictable direction however, and it started sounding like Curtis Mayfield singing with The Monkeys or something. I don’t argue with the muse though. I tested it out on the washer-women, and they’re all whistling it now. It’s out of control.
Proudly written in S.o.D’s own shed, the song was consequently recorded in London at Space Ecko East Studios with long-time co-producer Alex McGowan, who also takes the helm on upcoming album: ‘Music For Cop Shows’. Set to be his 8th studio album, it will release on 27th October via Godamn Records on CD, LP & Digitally. Pre-order on their website.
Son Of Dave will also be supporting the release with a full UK tour, promptly followed by other European and North American touring.
SON OF DAVE UK TOUR 2017:
03/11 BRISTOL, THE LOUISIANA
04/11 WINCHESTER, THE RAILWAY
08/11 GLASGOW, HUG & PINT
09/11 EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS
10/11 STOCKTON-ON-TEES, THE GREEN ROOM
11/11 BIRMINGHAM, THE ACTRESS & BISHOP
15/11 MANCHESTER, GULLIVER’S
17/11 STOWMARKET, JOHN PEEL ARTS CENTRE
18/11 NORWICH, THE OWL SANCTUARY
29/11 NOTTINGHAM, BODEGA
30/11 READING, FACE BAR
01/12 BRIGHTON, THE HOPE & RUIN
03/12 LONDON, THE BORDERLINE
For more information or to book visit sonofdave.bandcamp.com.