Against a sea of laptop botherers and sub bass wobblings the old fashioned three-piece rock of Brooklyn’s Blue & Gold sounds positively antiquated. But just like Alabama Shakes before them when they blues-rocked their way onto the scene towarsds the end of 2011, Blue & Gold, to their credit, still manage to sound exciting. Essential even.
New single ‘It’s Only You’ is case in point. Built around singer Alex Kapelman’s honeyed vocal, this is minimal, chord-driven, dust covered rock music (there is even a guitar solo) with Kapelman’s voice adding a modern pop touch.
Listen to ‘It’s Only You’ below. The band’s self-titled EP is released on the 16th July.