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True Strays release new single ‘Lay Down Let Go’

Bristols blues grunge act True Strays will be touring in support of their new single this Autumn. New lead single ‘Lay Down Let Go’ is a dirty rock and roll anthem, a mantra for surrender to the white noise of social media and the political firebrands that pollute our consciousnesses. Although the issues facing us are seemingly unsolvable, the song calls for us to let go of our attachments to power and recognition and surrender to the strength of the collective. Despite all of the soundbites from the bastions of power that we are powerless, the bridge of the song calls for us to recognise that there is in fact a war going on and that war is one of the weak against the strong. With unity and community we can regain control of our destinies.

With over 20 UK festivals under their belt in 2018, their first foray into the European festival scene at La Truite Magique, Belgium and live sessions with Sofar Sounds and BBC Introducing in the West, things are starting to come together for True Strays and its founding members James Cameron and Joseph James.

The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring hammond organ.

Influences span the history of modern music with great admiration for the delta blues of the 40s and 50s, British Invasion and Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s, Southern Rock and Soul and modern age Punk, Rock and Blues artists. Blues music is at the heart of everything they do but their sound isn’t bound to those rules or that genre. Influences include greats like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac, The Doors and Pink Floyd and more recent punk and rock and roll bands like Nirvana, QOTSA and Idles.

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