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"Inside, I was walloped again -- this time by the furious sound of Whiskey Boots... and boys, they will make you their bitch. Lofflin runs her devilish SG through a bass and guitar amp, channeling a sound that would rip Jack White's underwear right thorugh his fly. As for Farrand, well, to quote the Stone Roses, she bangs the drums, baby."

- The Pitch, Jason Harper, June 28, 2006


By Timothy Finn
Pop Music Critic
January 18, 2007

Exerpts:

Whiskey Boots is a self-proclaimed "loud and gritty" rock band with a heavy-rock/electro blues influence. The music on "Whiskey Boots," the recording that remains suspended between conception and birth (awaiting an influx of funding), is brash and feral, sweaty, unshaven, brawny -- and messy in so many good ways...Lofflin has a hurricane of a voice, one that gets easily compared to Janis Joplin's, but sounds as much like Wendy Case of the Detroit band the Paybacks...Several times on "Whiskey Boots" (Amy Farrand) goes John Bonham/Keith Moon on her drums, adding more thunder to the storm...Together they sound like they could move a mountain, or at least shatter a few rock-n-roll gender laws.

For the complete article, visit the website at www.kcstar.com. - The Kansas City Star, Preview supplement


"These Boots Are Made For Rockin'," picked up and reposted on this site: http://music.einnews.com/ghana/ - Repost


"Whiskey Boots is a grimy, bare-knuckled classic-rock/blues duo in the vein of the Black Keys, among others. Heather Lofflin's guitar is loud, hard, heavy and nimble - thunder, hail and lighting all in one - and her voice evokes alpha-female singers like Janis Joplin, Wendy Case (Paybacks) and P.J.Harvey. You could add the White Stripes to the list of comparisons but for one big difference: Amy Farrand, a man's drummer who bangs and bashes with the abandon of John Bonham. An impressive debut."
- Tim Finn, Kansas City Star, Pop Music Critic, November 2006


"Sad Dog" <sad-dog@att.net>

"Sad Dog MySpace Profile Song of the Week: “River” by Whiskey Boots
www.myspace.com/saddogkc

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
It’s Over, Whiskey Boots and The Afterparty @ THE HURRICANE
10pm; $7...Whiskey Boots – Heather Lofflin and Amy Farrand. Two women, one badass, raunchy, sexy, take no shit sound of vocals, a guitar and drums. We are big fans of these ladies here at Sad Dog HQ, and as they don’t play
much, you gotta get yer’ fix when the getting’ is good."
- Sad Dog (online Kansas City local scene zine)


Discography

EP, self-titled, 2006

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"Inside, I was walloped again -- this time by the furious sound of Whiskey Boots... -- and boys, they will make you their bitch. Lofflin runs her devilish SG through a bass and guitar amp, channeling a sound that would rip Jack White's underwear right through his fly. As for Farrand, well, to quote the Stone Roses, she bangs the drums, baby." -- The Pitch, Kansas City

For a two-piece, Whiskey Boots brings more ferocity and energy to the stage than most full-sized combos, a result of the natural intensity of the two women who bring-it with guitar, drums and vocals (and the occasional lap steel). When experiencing WB live, resist the urge to take a few steps back; the closer you get, the more you will understand the soothing power of head-on rock-n-roll.

The music is aggressive, yet tuneful, with notable, strong vocal flourishes. As a function of the instrumentation, the music is stripped-down to the essentials, yet never dull. What they do is constantly evolving, but will surely never stray far from its solid, no-frills, rock-n-roll foundation.

WB first release, self-titled, is now available for $10. Catch the band at a show to purchase a copy, or write to the band here (be sure to include a regular email address). These CDs are handmade, silk-screened black cardstock laced with red ribbon (design by Amy Farrand). Inside, the barer of this unique item will be awarded with a special, wearable treat complete with safety pins. The CD contains seven songs: River, Dodgeball, Bitch, Miles, Come Around, Sugar & Spice, Suck Me Dry.

"Whiskey Boots is a grimy, bare-knuckled classic-rock/blues duo in the vein of the Black Keys, among others. Heather Lofflin's guitar is loud, hard, heavy and nimble - thunder, hail and lighting all in one - and her voice evokes alpha-female singers like Janis Joplin, Wendy Case (Paybacks) and P.J.Harvey. You could add the White Stripes to the list of comparisons but for one big difference: Amy Farrand, a man's drummer who bangs and bashes with the abandon of John Bonham. An impressive debut." ---Tim Finn, Kansas City Star, Pop Music Critic (commenting on the now-available CD, recorded by Kristian Ball)

Past/Current bands:

Heather Lofflin: The Diamond Heart Club (guitar, backing vocals -- current), Black Calvin (guitar, bass, vocals), Honeybaby (guitar, vocals)

Amy Farrand: American Catastrophe (bass -- current), Experiemental Instrument Orchestra: E.I.O. (playing handmade stringed instruments -- current -- recently featured on the BBC), Shotgun Idols (guitar), Sister Mary Rotten Crotch (drums); Amy is also a blues/Americana solo artist.