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Old Basford @ Old Angel

Nottingham, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Nottingham, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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These Nottingham blues rockers shuffle and roll grimily along all whisky drenched and barroom belligerence. This Rules!
- Kerrang

Old Basford come across like the bastard offspring of Clutch and Queens of the Stone Age with a bit of ZZ Top thrown in for good measure.
- Rocksound

Ransom is a bittersweet, acoustic affair that's more akin to those awesome ballads the Rolling Stones wrote when they first discovered Gram Parsons. The band's tuned down to wistful, and they keep the arrangements as simple and sparse as a pauper's funeral. I can't wait until something horrible happens to me, because Ransom's gonna be the soundtrack as I drown my sorrows. In the meantime, here's my impatient request for a full-length. - Stonerock.com

Sticking 'Red Mist' on it becomes instantly clear: this is magnificent, thrilling music. The band list Thin Lizzy and Tom Waits as influences and there is certainly a retro feel again - like it belongs to another era, one where they would be lauded as champions. Yet this is 2006, and those of us with the intelligence to appreciate the "stoner" sound will not be put off - the clean production and sheer quality of song makes this as relevant and good as anything going anyway.
To call this song superb would be an understatement. It's heart-warming, smile-inducing rock bliss. It makes me pull silly grinning faces, raise my arms aloft and see the light at the end of the drabbest of work days (describing ‘food in the fields’).
. Album of the year without a doubt - if it weren't an EP that is.
- Ninehertz.com


Old Basford 'cruel love' 3 track cd, 2004.
'Red Mist' e.p. 2006, Field records.
'Never bought a drunk a drink' split single 2006, field records.
'Ransom' e.p. 2007 own release.



Playing Heavy Boogie music is what excites Old Basford. When they’re on stage; this is plain to see.
In their live performance they offer their souls.

At present Old Basford are the best kept secret in British music.
From being apparently content to make music and write songs on their home turf; they’re now showing the rest of the world what they’re made of.
They’re not going to be a secret for long.

Their Rock 'n' Boogie Blues style takes time to learn how to play.
It takes patience to get the shuffle just right.
The time spent developing skills has paid off because no other band from the UK makes a sound like them.

The success of Seasick Steve at almost every UK festival this summer shows that there’s a real appetite for Boogie music. Old Basford work to a similar groove but with a full band and a British influence they make the audience as frisky as dogs on heat.

To see Old Basford is to Love Old Basford.

Some bands Old Basford have played with:
Black Diamond Heavies (Nottingham)
Scott Biram (the Maze, Nottingham)
Hermano (the Garage, London)
Clutch (London Astoria)
Brant Bjork (Old Angel, Nottingham)
Scout Niblett (the Social, Nottingham)