They say practice makes perfect and this is most definitely the case with Croydon’s latest jangly, blues-fuelled rock offering, Coffeepot Drive. Subtly combining the hook laden guitar of Alabama Shakes with a huge vocal presence reminiscent of The Supremes, Coffee Pot Drive is a band that cannot be missed.
To say the group are experienced would be an understatement. Having toured with the likes of Status Quo, Uriah Heep, Goo Goo Dolls and even REO Speedwagon on an individual basis they have since joined together and are a force to be reckoned with. Guitarist Boanecker and Front woman Lady Oracle makes it clear that “all this was preparation for Coffeepot” and it cannot be denied that the band are ready to hit the big time.
Single “Hey Suzy!” taken off their debut album Edge of Town is a spine tingling rhythmic cacophony of so many different musical flavors and an accurate representation of the group dynamic. With over 5 different countries being represented in the line up, there is an eclectic mix of different genres and styles that help craft the Coffee Pot Drive sound.
Listen to “Hey Suzy” here:
To that end the band released their first full length LP today, an amalgamation of driving low ends and exquisite vocals. Edge of Town was produced by Andy Brook (triple nomination by Music Producers Guild for UK Producer of the Year, Breakthrough Producer & Breakthrough Engineer of 2013) and recorded at the legendary ARSIS Studios owned and lent to the band by Status Quo front man Francis Rossi.
Coffeepot Drive does themselves immense credit by creating a record that is both delicate and hard hitting. The lyricism and musicality in the record evokes emotion and pleasure in equal measure. So many personal experiences and hilarious episodes have influenced this release it’s hard not to be endeared to the group.
Their live presence stands up to their recording quality with the band having already sold out acclaimed London venue Ronnie Scott’s and residencies at The New Cross Inn and The Spice of Life. Described as “Dirty Soul” Coffee Pot Drive has spread their wings and count names as lofty as Pixie Lott amongst their fans. She invited them to play her showcase in August, a testament to their wide ranging appeal.
Coffeepot Drive continues to beguile and enthral their audiences with their stereo recording and live sets. Catch them at a show or dance alone to their infectious tunes in your room. Wherever you are Coffeepot Drive’s lust for life will keep you feeling young, fresh and euphoric.