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.

During a UK tour in support of the new album, London imprint Fuzz Club invited Night Beats to spend one of their days off at Lovebuzz Studios, an analogue studio in South London, to record a live session. The result is the first instalment in the new Fuzz Club Sessions series which will also boast Holy Wave, Heaters, The Entrance Band and more. Each session will be released on vinyl with a series of videos from the day.

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 which was met to wide-spread praise – “an exhilarating, hedonistic modern psych album that means the album doesn’t just pay homage to a lot of the great influences, but sounds just as good.” Clash

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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.

Night Beats play pure psychedelic R&B music… Theirs is a bastard blues, contorted and distorted into new shapes for 21st century wastoids — once tasted never forgotten. This is music to melt your sorry little minds.” Heavenly Recordings

“The trio’s approach naturally invokes comparison to their forebears, but pleasingly, Night Beats are distilling a strong vintage of their own.”MOJO


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