- Melbourne singer-songwriter, plying eclectic Americana, dirty alt country and a touch of growling garage rock
- New album ‘Le Rayon Vert’ is grabbing some quite sensational reviews
- Jumping video for ‘Stoner’ features many of Melbourne’s best up-and-coming actors
- Let it Rain video shot in London by award-winning production team Other Brother Studios
- Recently back from a huge 15-date tour of Germany and Switzerland
- Australian dates dropping soon; US shows to follow
“The fast paced, gun slinger sound makes ‘Let it Rain’ the perfect
outlaw track” -Music News Today
“A drive through Route 66 in a 1976 Eldorado Cadillac
whilst the sun sets” -Rock on the Radar
“Le Rayon Vert is a masterpiece that captivates from the first to the last note – it’s a
gripping mix of desert-hot Americana, atmospheric indie,
and elegantly rumbling garage rock” -Country Music News International
“Webb’s voice takes the most emotional role – alone his earthy, scratchy
timbre would be enough to fill a dozen albums” -Soultrain
“Since 2007, he has been delighting his fans worldwide with this quaint mixture
that hardly any other artist has perfected so well” -Metalglory
“Like John Mellencamp on drugs” -Darkstars
“Le Rayon Vert is an album for those who are cosmopolitan, like to have variety and want to
chill every now and then” -Crossfire Metal
“At a later hour, after an eventful party evening, it’s just perfect listening” -Metalogy
About new album Le Rayon Vert
Le Rayon Vert was recorded by David Odlum in France last year and by Arno Jordan and Wolfgang Manns in Germany, and was produced and mixed by multiple BAFTA winner Howard Bargroff, known for his music work and for his film and TV success on shows such as Sherlock, The Night Manager and Ripper Street.
Mastering was by Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton/Tom Waits) at Infrasonic Mastering, Nashville.
Le Rayon Vert is the fourth full-length release from Melbourne rocker Rich Webb, further exploring his loose offbeat tales with a band straight out of a modern gothic pot-boiler. If it feels cinematic, it’s because it’s meant to be:
“The bulk of the album was recorded in France which probably influenced our thinking, and Le Rayon Vert is a French film we liked way back when. The premise behind it is that if you see the green ray as the sun goes down you will be able to read the mind of the person you are with, and they will be able to read yours.
“The album is kind of like looking into an apartment block and being able to see eleven individual stories happening at the same time. Things don’t need to follow an order or reach a logical conclusion, but it helps if you can shed some light and try and reach a level of understanding along the way.”
First single is the fabulous Let it Rain, a jostling, vibrant affair with styling guitars, distorted banjo and theremin. It’s about wanting an absolute deluge right now to wash away this all-pervading crap we are in. The follow-up was Stoner.
Previous Rich Webb release The Girl Who Laughed Too Much scored 4* in Rolling Stone, while follow-up Overboard topped that throughout Europe.
The band has delivered roaring shows from the large (Amsterdam’s Melkweg and Germany’s Saarbrucken Castle), to the small (and superbly elegant Café Vinyl, Germany), to the venues less travelled (KAMA, Kampot, Cambodia).
You may have seen them 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 them this time too.
“An electric blend of Americana and garage rock, with a sprinkle of country rock and some
scorching riffs” – PureGrainAudio
New Rich Webb single Stoner is spinning madly across Australia, Germany and the UK. It’s the follow-up to Let it Rain which proved an absolute blast. Both tracks are from new Rich Webb album Le Rayon Vert.
Rich Webb worked closely with the fantastic team at Visual Culture to deliver a fabulous video for Stoner. It was filmed in Melbourne at The Thornbury Theatre and St Georges Motor Inn in Thornbury and features some great up-and-coming Melbourne actors.
The band worked with Other Brother Studios in London to create a gorgeous video for Let it Rain which premiered on global rock website PureGrainAudio on Friday, 17 July. It grabbed strong interest on YouTube.
Germany/Switzerland tour – October 2018
Rich Webb brought their electric blend of Americana, garage rock and offbeat gothic tales to Germany and Switzerland for 15 fantastic dates in October to support Le Rayon Vert. The tour was fabulous – check out the Facebook page and Instagram for the back-of-the-van updates.
“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” – Rock on the Radar
“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
“Like a Tarantino soundtrack” –Beat Magazine
“Thumping alterno rock and tender urban balladry” –Time Out, London
Rich Webb are:
Rich Webb – vocals, guitar
Phil Wakemen – guitar, keyboards, vocals
George-Savva Georgiou – bass, double bass, vocals
David Eugene Webb – drums, accordion
Germany / Netherlands / Switzerland: Manuel Klemm / Zeroblues – email@example.com
Germany radio: Alisa Sieland / Medialuchs – firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia: Rich Webb / All Killer Music – email@example.com
Words about previous Rich Webb albums:
* 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.
* 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
* 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