East Row Rabble - Old Canberra Inn
After a sold out EP launch in June and two weeks on the road, East Row Rabble rounded out phase one of their debut release tour supporting Tijuana Cartel at the Basement in July before taking a well earned breather. The Rabble are looking forward to getting back on the circuit with a gig at the all new Smith’s Alternative on August 24, before continuing to promote the new release over September and October with gigs at The Old Canberra Inn (Oktoberfest ironically on Sep 22) and The Rhythm Hut in Gosford (October 13).
The final single from the EP “Good for Me” has been aired on Triple J Roots n All and community radio stations across VIC, NSW, QLD, SA and WA; and has been featured on radio and in blogs in the US and the UK. The track is an upbeat blues-rock love song with dynamic snaps and dirty horn jams. Rabble front man Ben Drysdale actually used the song to propose to his wife on the hills overlooking Queensland’s Glasshouse Mountains underneath the giant “Woodfordia” sign at the Woodford folk festival.
The EP delivers the same slick mix of funk, reggae, blues and soul with upbeat party horn lines that fans have come to love from the seven-piece Canberra collective. Addressing a mixture of world issues and daily curiosities, Drysdale’s songs explore the many, varied, and often conflicting elements of any situation with honesty, hope, and a little cheekiness.
“She’s like a little Disney Princess all covered in tattoos
She’s a little Norma Jean, and a little Betty Boop
Man, you throw it all together what’s a man supposed to do
Coz this girls too damn cute for me”