They may live thousands of miles from Bob Marley’s native Jamaica, but The Floating Bridges have been inspired by the legendary reggae artist to make music, and, combining the recognisable rhythms with heavy guitar, they have made it their own. The band – who describe their reggae-infused rock as “Red Hot Chili Peppers meets Bob Marley” – have already been highlighted as one to watch, having been featured on Triple J Unearthed, the one-stop shop for finding the best new music from Down Under.
Now, the five-piece are making their way to this side of the world. Dale, Dan, Jimmy, Johnny and Cale say they have been “touring constantly” since the band formed in 2009, and, come July, they will be continuing their travels when they arrive on this side of the world. To coincide with the UK tour, The Floating Bridges are releasing their much anticipated LP ‘Creatures of Leisure’.
The Floating Bridges have made a name for themselves in their native Queensland, working with local legend Brian Goodworth and receiving praise from Australian icon Jimmy Barnes when they supported him in concert. Their debut album, ‘Chasing Sunsets’, made an impact on its release in 2012, and gained the band a dedicated following. Now, ‘Creatures of Leisure ‘is set to bring further success for the dreadlock-wearing members of the band.
The album has been borne out of the band’s jammin’ sessions, and has been inspired by “good times” they have had together living on the Sunshine Coast. Lead single ‘Dreamcatcher’ allows the listener to get in to the same groove. The track features the traditional offbeat rhythms of reggae as well as the spiritual side of roots music, combined with Jimi Hendrix-style rock-n-roll guitar, which allows for an undeniably original yet authentic sound.
The Floating Bridges are touring the UK from 17th July – not be to missed!
July 23rd – Secret Garden Party – Cambridgeshire
July 24th – The Farmers Arms – St. Merryn, Cornwall
July 25th – The Ohana Bar – Newquay, Cornwall
July 26th – The Beach BBQ – Bude, Cornwall
July 29th – Treyarnon Bay – Constantine, Cornwall
July 31st – The Marisco – Woolacombe, Devon
Aug 2nd – Pig and Fiddle – Buttcombe, Bath
Aug 7th – Gaunts House – Dorset
Aug 8th – The Prince Albert – Stroud, Glos
Aug 13th – Mr Wolfs – Bristol
Aug 16th – Boomtown Fair, Winchester
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