As much as we may crave music that resounds with the spirit and soul of the 70s’ finest, there is a fine line between plugging nostalgia into the mains and merely slapping people across the face with some soggy brown corduroy.
Graveyard: Lights Out
Beardy Swedes get diggin’.
One of numerous Swedish bands to get the balance right in recent times, Graveyard have become a cause célèbre for those in thrall to that cherished pre-digital beards ‘n’ bellbottoms aesthetic, not least because they temper their obvious debt to the past with songwriting of the highest quality.
The follow-up to 2010’s widely lauded Hisingen Blues continues where its predecessor left off, with plenty of gently fuzzed-up riffing and dynamics torn straight from the Zep/Doors guide book.
Drifting languidly downstream on the deliciously hazy Hard Time Lovin’ _or flooring the accelerator and rocking hard on _Endless Night and Goliath, Graveyard belie their retro gait with a subtly psychedelic streak and a gift for invoking the murky blues of the Mississippi Delta that, against the odds, makes them sound curiously contemporary.