As the name implies, Frenchie’s Blues Destroyers are well steeped in the blues, but their music draws as much from ’60s British bands as the American blues on which those bands built their sounds. Yeah, this duo plays blues, all right — blues that rock. On their new album, Love is Blood, lead guitarist, singer and songwriter Kevin “Frenchie” Sciou and drummer Pete “Brother Pete” Coatney form a two-man wall of sound that simultaneously pays homage to and builds upon blues and rock traditions, while adding sprinkles of the Texas twang they absorbed from years of playing with Lone Star originals including Jack Ingram and Billy Joe Shaver.
Releasing November 9, the album was produced by Taylor Tatsch (Maren Morris) at his AudioStyles studio in Dripping Springs, not far from Frenchie’s adopted home of Austin. Raised in France, he’s now a U.S. citizen; Brother Pete, of Forth Worth, is a Texas native. They’ll be grinding it out at album release shows in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin — and any other locale where fans dig rock ’n’ roll that skips the swagger and goes straight for the grit.
Today Glide is premiering “Liittle Bit Crazy”, one of the standout tracks on the upcoming album. With the retro-tinged authenticity of the Black Keys and the straightforward rock and roll gusto of the The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the song is a quick hit about finding yourself head over heels for someone complete with thick guitar riffing and heavy groove. The duo avoid elaborate jams in favor of keeping things stripped down, simple and catchy.
In his own words, Kevin “Frenchie” Sciou says, “‘Little Bit Crazy’ is a straight up rock ’n’ roll song that tackles the subject of falling hard for someone and expressing it loudly! This song will catch your ear with its memorable melodies and its honesty in the lyrics. Enjoy!”