J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls (from the album Black Moon available on Hoodoo Records)
While the hills of Surrey, England boast the beauty of nature, local true believers J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls sonically transform the rolling green into backwater swamps. Their recent release, Black Moon, shines a light on deep bayou juke joints as J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls pound the melody into the shape of a heart for “Woman”. J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls promise “Love” on a raw, rolling rhythm and fortify the resolves of “Take Me Higher” with needle-sharp guitar notes as they bathe the beat in the stealthy swagger of “Electric Blue”.
The groove is thick on Black Moon, J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls trimming the fat away from the rhythms, building a no-bullshit beat on sinewy riffs with zero tolerance for fluff. Ten songs delivered in just over a half hour, J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls package Black Moon with three-minute threats, the band hammering dance steps into the title track and surfing audio waves of distortion into “Guilty Pleasure”. Black Moon leads a conga line constructed of gnarly guitar reverb and handclap beats as it follows “2 Bit Lovers” down to The Crossroads Bar & Grill. J Lee and the Hoodoo Skulls create an undertow that snags “Down” in a trance groove as Black Moon shouts out “Save Me” on rhythmic stomps and haunted harmonies.
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