- New album ‘Le Rayon Vert’ out in September, mixed and produced by Howard Bargroff
- Pre-release for limited edition vinyl and CDs starts in July
- First single ‘Let it Rain’ hits radio in August
- European dates coming soon
Rich Webb will be bringing their eclectic blend of Americana and garage rock back to the UK, Germany and Switzerland in the second half of 2018 to launch new album ‘Le Rayon Vert’.
“A steamship trip on the Mississippi, at times a road movie, at times an ode to love, and at times no nonsense rock and roll,” says Germany’s Musicheadquarter. “Like a Tarantino soundtrack,” says Melbourne’s Beat Magazine.
Expect primal country-tinged dirty rock, devil’s rib bone rhythms and scorching leads strung like delicious party lights around Webb’s offbeat story-telling.
The new album was produced and mixed by multiple BAFTA winner Howard Bargroff. It was recorded by David Odlum at Studio Black Box in the Loire Valley late last year, and by Arno Jordan at Castle Röhrsdorf, Germany and Wolfgang Manns at Toolhouse, Germany.
Acclaim for previous releases include 4* from Rolling Stone for The Girl Who Laughed Too Much, while follow-up ‘Overboard’ topped that throughout Europe. Radio hits include ‘Don’t Feel So Sad’ and ‘Gone Gone Gone’, and shows from the large (Amsterdam’s Melkweg, Saarbrucken Castle), to the small (and superbly elegant Café Vinyl, Germany), to the venues less travelled (KAMA, Kampot, Cambodia).
You may have seen him recently in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands or Cambodia, and I doubt you would forget it if you had.
Just make sure you catch the band this time too.
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Rich Webb is:
Rich Webb – vocals, guitar
Phil Wakemen – guitar, keyboards, vocals
George-Savva Georgiou – bass, double bass, vocals
David Eugene Webb – drums, accordion
* Thumping alterno rock and tender urban balladry. Time Out, London
* Like a Tarantino soundtrack. Beat, Melbourne
* A steamship trip on the Mississippi, at times a road movie, at times an ode to love, and at times no nonsense rock and roll. Musicheadquarter, Germany
Words about Beautiful World
* Low-key, darkly glamorous tales of lost love and infidelity. Subba-Cultcha, UK
* An album of gorgeous contradictions and effervescent intensities. InPress, Melbourne
* Wonderfully inventive – employing a kind of narrative storytelling that transcends the usual form of song. Across the Tracks, 3PBS, album of the week
* Desert rock, capturing the concept of Australiana completely – like a trip through the outback where you are continually fascinated by the scenery as it richly unfolds. Melodie & Rhythmus, Germany
The Beautiful World album delivered two radio singles in Germany – Gone Gone Gone and title track Beautiful World which was used by the German anti-nuclear organisation .ausgestrahlt.
Words about Overboard
* Classy package from olde M-Town. Rolling Stone, Australia
* Subliminal, dangerous, impending and mystic. Angehort, Germany
* Tracks like ‘Move on Over’ and ‘Burn in Hell’ demonstrate Rich Webb’s commanding presence … his husky dry voice resonating amongst a sea of howling guitars and deliberate, solid bass lines. Rough Trade, UK
* Not only has it got everything you need if you want to plunge overboard but it’s also like some sort of art statement from which it’s difficult to leave. Bremer Stadtillustrierte, Germany
Words about the live show
* From the opening song Gone Gone Gone, they lifted the mood in the hall … this band were celebrated. Hessisch Niedersächsische Allgemeine
* A trip into the bittersweet world of country, the Antipodean way. David McComb rest in peace. Hope & Anchor, London
* Howlingly good, dark-hued Aussie popmeister. London Evening Standard