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DESERT BLUES CARTEL

NEW EP 'THE BLUES WILL NOT SAVE YOU!'

OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE FRIDAY 7th APRIL 2017

BUY THE CD DIRECT FROM
DESERT BLUES CARTEL
$15 + $5 (P&H) within Australia


DOWNLOAD THE EP AT BANDCAMP
https://desertbluescartel.bandcamp.com/album/the-blues-will-not-save-you



NEWS 2017

Official Launch of EP 'The Blues Will Not Save You' 7th April 2017

'Long Gone' Semifinalist in 2016 International Songwriting Competition

Headlined 'Destination Blues' for the 2nd time on Sat March 11th 2017

Long Gone - No 29 in the 2016 4ZZZ.FM Hottest 100

NEWS FROM 2016

Desert Blues Cartel - No 1 in Brisbane, No 2 in Qld, No 12 in Australia, no 38 world wide.
Blues Charts of Reverbnation

Single 'Long Gone' No 8 on the the AMRAP Australian Regional Charts

Single 'Long Gone' No 8 on the 4zzzfm weekly charts

Single 'Long Gone' shortlisted for the prestigious
2016 International Songwriting Competition.
Judged by the likes of Tom Waits, Chris Cornell and Ziggy Marley.

“A sturdy swamp blues song that makes you curious about the rest of the EP … In short: A good start to this band from Australia. Now it is waiting for the EP of the Desert Blues Cartel.”
Harry Radstake – Blues Magazine (Amsterdam)
“Winner European Blues Award “Best Publication”

BIOGRAPHY

Like stumbling drunkenly into Weimar Berlin, the Desert Blues Cartel transport you to a world of overt aural decadence steeped in the darkest of blues and gypsy music.
From extensive musical backgrounds varying between post-rock, indie-pop, punk, country and blues, the Desert Blues Cartel form a captivating and compelling post-post-modern musical outfit. Their eccentric mix of Blues, Gypsy, Country, Jazz overlayed with some pop sensibilities seemingly effortlessly form.
Desert Blues Cartel smashed the stage for the first time in 2013 and their music quickly drew comparisons to Tom Waits, The Dirty Three, The Doors, Iggy Pop, Nick Cave & Leonard Cohen.
Desert Blues Cartel thank all that have thrown their support behind the outfit!

Long Gone - No 8 on the the AMRAP Australian Regional Charts (Nov 2016)

Long Gone - No 29 in the 2016 4ZZZ.FM Hottest 100

"Being at a Desert Blues Cartel event is akin to being in New Orleans imbibing the smooth tunes New Orleans is so well known for." Mouthzoff Magazine

"There's a restless longing with Desert Blues Cartel... like a drunk wistfully staring at the empty void of a bourbon bottle. This is raw blues draped in crazed gypsy rock nailed to the trunk of mangled jazz. With a hint of Romanian gypsy displacement behind the bluesy, gnarled vocals of Dick Desert, DBC will transport you to a place where the sky is your ceiling and the highways your long suffering companion.
Now where's my Maker's Mark?"
Gareth Bryant - Editor of Scene Magazine

"Oozing with swagger and style, Desert Blues Cartel are a quartet you'd be best to acquaint yourself with ... They've been getting some love on local airwaves of late, but their live experience takes it to a whole new level." Time Off Magazine


FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS

Fete de la Musique (Brisbane) 2013
Docklands Art Laughs & Blues Festival (Melbourne) 2013 & 2014
Brisbane Fringe Festival 2014
Nimbin Mardi Grass (Nimbin) 2014 & 2016
Carnivale Festival (Port Douglas) 2016
Destination Blues (Brisbane) Headline Act 2015 & 2017

“Long Gone”
FIRST SINGLE FROM DESERT BLUES CARTEL’s
UPCOMING SOPHOMORE EP
“The Blues Will Not Save You!”
SINGLE RELEASED - FRIDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2016

Download at Bandcamp



On Friday 16th September 2016 Australia’s dirtiest nouveau blues band, Desert Blues Cartel, released their first single “Long Gone” from their upcoming sophomore EP “The Blues Will Not Save You!”. “Long Gone” is a swampy blues number continuing the band’s forays into both the darker and rockier extremities of the blues genre.
From the opening wailing harmonica, this track has the potential to disturb and unsettle the listener while simultaneously embracing them comfortably in their own history of personal tragedy. The track winds its way in and out from a brash big groove to a quieter lament that resets itself aggressively at the end of each chorus to slam the listener with the blues machine aggressively driving it.
“Long Gone” was recorded at Scarlett Owl Studios near Samford (Brisbane) by engineer Shaun Richardson who also mixed the rest of the upcoming EP with the support of Ed Gresack, Desert Blues Cartel’s bass player. The track and the rest of the upcoming EP were mastered by Neil Coombe from Whiteroom Studios.
Desert Blues Cartel are open to all interview requests and will attempt to satisfy all offers.

'Long Gone' For Sale at Bandcamp 16.09.2016
https://desertbluescartel.bandcamp.com/track/long-gone

Track Credits
MUSICIANS
Dick Desert - Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Ed Gresack - Bass Guitar
Ellen Stancombe - Violin
Jaime Bosomworth - Drums & Keyboard
Lola Montgomery - Backing Vocals
Matt Newton - Lead Guitar & Harmonica
ENGINEERING & MIXING
Shaun Richardson
The Scarlet Owl Recording Studio

Additional mixing/editing by Ed Gresack
MASTERING
Neil Coombe
The Whiteroom Recording Studio

 

 


'Long Gone'
Film Clip Credits
Actors - Members of Desert Blues Cartel
Director - Dick Desert
Cinematography & Cameraman - Marty Grounsell
Marty Gee Photographics
Editor - Lola Montgomery


© DESERT BLUES CARTEL 2017

DESERT BLUES CARTEL
OFFICIAL IMAGES
(Click to Enlarge
for High Res Image)
Photography by
Kahlia Litzow

Photography - Kahlia Litzow

Photography - Kahlia Litzow

Photography - Kahlia Litzow

DESERT BLUES CARTEL
OFFICIAL VIDEOS



'Ma Cherie'
Featuring Lola The Vamp
@ Black Bear Lodge
Brisbane 2013
Video by Music Live 4U



'Blues to the Sunrise'
@ Black Bear Lodge
Brisbane 2013
Video by Music Live 4U

'Three Days to Pay Day'
Featuring Jimmy Beavis
@ Black Bear Lodge
Brisbane 2013
Video by Music Live 4U

Dick Desert Facebook

Official Facebook Page
Desert Blues Cartel
facebook.com/desertbluescartel

 

Dick Desert Email

Contact Desert Blues Cartel
info@desertbluescartel.com