This week, the much-admired British blues-rock husband and wife duo released the single titled “Walking On The Wire” from their debut album, ‘We Fly Free’. Check out the video (below)
We described their album as: “blues — served with loads of gob, bitumen, smear, creosote, and undeniable passion…” when we reviewed it last October.
Grace Bond (vocals, mandolin and violin) and Aaron Bond (vocals, guitar) are assisted on the album by bassist and producer Adam Bowers (also drums, organ, piano) with Robin G Breeze (bass, organ, piano). The authentically vintage sounding “rootsy” album was recorded at Bower’s own Boathouse Studio in Suffolk, England
The lead vocal line on “Walking On The Wire” is taken by Aaron, and this song sparkles with edginess as it brings dark guitar scrambles into a bitter, yet magically forested landscape, evoking the sounds we once associated with the Led Zeppelin of the late 1960s (albeit, in this case, with a vocal that nods respectfully to Anne Bredon’s folk-style.)
harmonies is something we love to do…
“We love this song, and we know you will be joining us on the chorus: sing it loud,” says Grace.
“Blending and interweaving our vocals around different harmonies is something we love to do, and we get to rock out at the same time. What could be more fun?”
With an unconventional dueling format for their live performances, these two Bond villain musicians, who generally (before the pandemic) roamed the byways of Britain in a self-converted caravan delivering raw musicality & intertwined vocal harmonies to applauding crowds, have managed to create an astonishing tapestry of energetic sounds in the studio.
If they’re not already on your “favorite blues bands” list — with this new single they’re about to be!
Words: @neilmach 2021 ©