Bastards' Brew

by The Gentlemen Bastards

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Matthew Rukgaber
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Matthew Rukgaber Bad ass blues rock in the style of Gentleman's Pistols, 500 ft. of Pipe, and Bad Wizard. Has groove and soul that speaks of the band's roots in Alabama. But there is a diversity to these songs, switching from mellow, to hard hitting, to grungy, to psychedelic. That masterful mixing of styles makes it top of its class in my book. Favorite track: Umbra.
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FDJ Hard/blues rock grooves superbly executed by a band who not only rock they swing too.
Full review here........... Favorite track: Bat Bait.
Héctor Hurtado Grooscors
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Héctor Hurtado Grooscors More heavy blues and rock 'n' roll madness. This is addictive
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released June 2, 2015

Will Quinn - vocals
Bill Barry - guitars
Dave Stanley - drums
Böðvar Böðvarsson - bass

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jeremy Stephens
at Clearwave Recording Studio - Decatur, Alabama
All songs written and arranged by The Gentlemen Bastards
Cover art concept by Bill Barry
Original artwork by India Truman


"One of the best stoner rock albums so far this year. A booze fueled rock and roll machine with the finest in stoner and blues hardware, all designed to lay down fuzzed out, distorted riffs and heavy bass grooves. The vocals are massive, with a bluesy country swagger, and a harder rock edge. This is what Clutch and Kyuss would sound like getting stoned in a recording studio."
~ The Burning Beard (UK)

This follow up to 2012’s much ballyhooed self titled album does not drop off in quality, effort, or performance, delivering hard punching, fast paced, gritty, grimy, fuzzy bliss led by drummer Stanley’s hard driving beats, Quinn’s beautiful vocals, Barry’s blistering guitar, Böðvarsson’s tectonic rumbling bass, and songs that hook right and riff left throughout.
~ Heavy Planet (USA)

"The Gentlemen Bastards have come roaring back with their hard-rocking 2nd album Bastards' Brew. A storming 35 minute opus of high energy Stoner, Grunge and Hard Rock riffage. This album is leaps and bounds ahead of the bands debut album which won some acclaim within the Hard Rock/Stoner Rock scene. Packed full of the right amount of aggression and rebellion just like the legendary rock bands of the past used to make - Bastards' Brew is a superb album from start to finish. Check it out. You won't be sorry."
~ The Sludgelord (UK)

"The Gentlemen Bastards have released the follow up to their 2012 self titled album. "Bastards' Brew" shows a huge step for them musically; from the songwriting and vocals all the way to the production. Think hard stoner rock with a touch of a southern vibe coming from the vocals. The band is bringing fuzz and grooved-out beats relentlessly. The vocals are just tremendously different and soulful; it's hard for me to put a finger on them. Truly a feeling that I don't get that often. Give some support to this crazy good, kick ass band!"
~ Wonderock (USA)

"A superb collection of stoner/hard rock with an element of the blues running through its fuzzy veins. Well written, produced and performed - this is a great album for fans of both fuzz and feeling."
~ Desert Psychlist (UK)

"Their 2012 self titled release was pretty damn impressive. I remember having it stuck on repeat when I reviewed it. Now they’ve recently released their latest opus, Bastards’ Brew. The album takes their sound from the last album to all new levels. It’s got enough riffs and melodic vibes to hook you for days. No. Make that weeks."
~ The Evil Engineer (USA)

"Eight tracks. Waaayyyy more riffs than that, as much attitude as you can possibly shake your Marshall stack at and 35 minutes of what amounts to nothing more than fuzzed up glory. A marvellous record."
~ Maximum Volume Music (UK)

"Bastards' Brew creeps up on you like shots of Crown Royal to an unsuspecting born again Christian. It's all smiles through and through, with a sense of comfort no matter what block of the stoner scene you reside in."
~ The Ripple Effect (USA)

"Despite the inherent simplicity of the genre I find it really hard to deny myself the magic of stoner rock. When a band comes along like The Gentlemen Bastards, who tackle the genre from every angle, I find myself falling even deeper in love. Their new record Bastard's Brew touches on all sides of the stoner rock idiom, with spaced out tracks slotting in nicely next to wonderful ragers."
~ Two Guys Metal Reviews (USA)

"If you like your rock with tons of raw energy and heavy grooves than look no further than Alabama’s The Gentlemen Bastards. Their latest album Bastards Brew is loaded with energetic stoner rock tempos, bits of 90s garage-styled grunge and some heavy blues. This album should satisfy that urge for something heavy and enthusiastic."
~ Rotation11 (USA)



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The Gentlemen Bastards Alabama

For fans of Clutch, QOTSA, Sabbath, etc...

Two Alabama boys, a Canadian and an Icelander serve up a helping of heavy that blends thick stoner/groove/boogie riffs and rhythms with gritty vocals and old-school attitude.

Their self-titled debut was hailed as "a fucking blast from start to finish." Now, the Bastards take the next sonic step with the eight song stomp Bastards' Brew.
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