If the Google do not make a sucker out of me ( 😀 ), Lausanne is a city in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and from there are this three piece band called June DeVille, founded in December 2007 and as they say: “not split up yet.” 😀 And actually I didn’t stumbled into them, they found me. (Thanks Max!)
Their music is what we call post-metal and they flavor it with some grunge left-over spices, that kind of noisy and heavy grunge what once was the driving force behind Soundgarden. And well, June DeVille was a quite nice surprise. First at all, they have nerve. Sometimes it sounds like Zakk Wylde does it in his better days with Ozzy and Black Label Society. Secondly, but not at least, they wrote and recorded a couple of great songs.
“Swan Songs of The Coyote” consist of 13 songs and the whole album, just like the previous, self-titled one are available for free-download on their official site.
Sometimes I think the best way to do rock is through a trio. I’m thinking of – at least – about Motorhead and Rush. But there are a few other absolutely genius trios around. And well, June DeVille do a great job, they sound strong, clean and they fill up the spaces perfectly. No less or no more needed. This is what actually Rock N’ Roll it’s about. James War – vocals, bass (and coffee addiction), Max Stauber – guitar, music, lyrics, backing vocals and Thomas Target – kick, snare (and blond curls, backing vocals) are doing this excellently.
Something happens in the land ofÂ the 26 cantons lately, lot of good stuffs comes from there.