Exclusive Video Premiere: Dreaming Bull, "No Use"
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:06:49
John Cale Videos
ARTISTdirect has teamed up with L.A.'s Dreaming Bull to premiere their video for "No Use" from their self-titled album, out now.
Dreaming Bull have a colorful and interesting history. They are what get when you mix rock 'n' roll with dirty juke joint blues and gospel shouts. They also self-produced their album.
The band is a work of collaborative musical art by Gabe Rowland and Nic Capelle. It was a chance meeting between music lifers: Gabe's band opened for Nic's in Chicago, and the two - Gabe from Northeast L.A. and Nic from Western Australia - bonded over a mutual love of "dusty, old vintage gospel and lost blues."
How magical is that?! It sounds like something from a movie.
A lot of craft goes into what sounds like abandon. Gabe sat behind the kit for Moby, John Cale and his own bands Momma Stud (Virgin) and The Peak Show (Atlantic), and is a go-to collaborator for Beastie Boys producer Mario C. Nic's first band won an international talent search when he was 20. His later outfit Capelle built a fierce following in Europe.
So that's the history of the members of the group. But make no mistake. Dreaming Bull are their own unique musical animal!
"'No Use' was one of the first tunes we locked down for the album. We'd originally had four slightly different choruses for it, but managed to distill it into two. Lyrically, it's sort of like our mini-biography. [It's] full of all that dirt and old fashioned grime you hear in the opening minute of the track. We followed suit with the album. We're lovers of all things gospel, bluesy, old and crusty. There's these pockets of vintage goodness pin pointed across the album," Gabe and Nic from the band told us.
Know what that sounds like to us? Real, live-in music, which is the BEST kind.
With all that awesomeness in mind, enjoy the video for "No Use?"
Are you all about Dreaming Bull now?