Monday, October 31, 2016
[Video] The Severed Limb - Bela Lugosi
Another fitting Halloween video release is 'Bela Lugosi', the new single by South London six-piece The Severed Limb.
Released on November 12 through Drastic Decline Records, the band will play a benefit gig for 'Musicians Against Homelessness' at Brixton Windmill on the same night.
Recorded to one-inch tape at the all analogue Chuckalumba Studios in Dorset, 'Bela Lugosi' sees the band move away from the punk skiffle sound they made their own. "We didn't want to be associated with bands at festivals who wear waistcoats, so you mutate and survive". Washboards, accordions and acoustic guitars are replaced with organs, full drum kit, and garage-heavy guitars. "The evolution feels natural. You learn your craft playing roots music in the street and then you plug in and see what happens."