The members of Cowbell may hail from London, but their sound is rooted across the pond as the duo succeed in crafting Americana that draws from the musical legacy of Memphis’ Beale Street and Sun Studios, Mississippi Delta roadhouses, and New Orleans’ Bourbon Street. Composed of Jack Sandham and Wednesday Lyle, Cowbell weave together rockabilly, soul, blues, punk, and classic R&B to craft a sound that feels simultaneously in the moment and as if it could have existed in the 60’s. On June 2nd the duo will release their new album Haunted Heart on legendary U.K. label Damaged Goods. Compared to their previous work, the album finds Cowbell embracing more instrumentation and a 60’s Laurel Canyon sound, which serves them well.
Today Glide is excited to premiere the tune “Something’s Gotta Give”. The song brings to mind Elvis Costello and mellow blue-eyed soul as the duo sing heavenly harmonies. There’s even a soft saxophone solo to complement the laid back groove and hopeful lyrics. This is music for sipping wine on a sunny day and letting life’s problems fly out the window.
Talking about the song, Cowbell’s Jack Sandham says, “It’s a song about the disintegration of a relationship of someone close but hopefully with some hope of future happiness! I wrote it on piano but in the mix we went with the guitar instead, it was more gritty and growly and held its own with the drums. There is a lovely harmonic guitar part played by our friend Sam Beer, which makes it feel a bit hypnotic, and the sax solo has an ‘old time’ melody which I love. To me it feels like a soul ballad — with a hint of ’60s Laurel Canyon too.”
Cowbell release Haunted Heart on Damaged Goods June 2nd. For more music and info visit cowbelltheband.co.uk.