I’ve been a serious Welsh buzz this week and in keeping with this pattern, here are Skin Tight Poncho, a three-piece rock ‘n roll band from Bala, outside Wrexham.
Playing music together since their school days, the trio have mastered their flair for rip-roaring blasts of blues rock. Tinged with a touch of the psychedelic, it makes for a thoroughly exhilarating listen, arrived at by way of a ferocious and finely tuned combo of pulsating rhythms, stomping riffs and howling bellied vocals. It is a kind of throw back to the late ’60s & early ’70s – think The Stones, The Spencer Davis Group and Cream. Regardless of their influences or canon, ‘Let Me Live’, their latest track, is one of the finest guitar wielded jams your likely to cross paths with. It just goes straight for the proverbial jugular, romping along with a relentless vigour, it just oozes power. Absolutely brilliant stuff!
No idea whether Skin Tight Poncho have any releases planned but there’s plenty to feast you ears on over on their Soundcloud page. For now, you can check out a few choice cuts below, including ‘Let Me Live’.