From the opening intro on ‘There is no other night’ you can hear a whole chain of influences that go to make up the sound of South London based band Stellify. They quote the likes of The Doors and Howlin Wolf to John Martyn and Cream as influences which give them a classic backbone to their music from which a mountain of other influences must surely be at play…their debut track packs a lot of punch into just over five minutes including some nice solo guitar work which took me right back to the indie rock of Madchester. Who knows what they may be offering up next…
Front man James Howlett has been something of a mainstay on the London music scene over the past years, gaining an admirable reputation for work with Dave Pemberton and Kinobe. Along with songwriting partner and guitarist Richard Costello, James formed Stellify in early 2012. To complete the line up they called upon long time collaborator Ben Clark on bass and former band mate Tim McNicol on drums, creating a more expansive and encompassing sound.
I’m looking forward to hearing what else they have to offer!
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