A few months back at the Send Me Your Ears studio, we reviewed Spyderhuff’s track, Angry Flames. We described it as one of the most exciting blues-rock tracks we’ve heard in a while, so you can imagine our excitement when Spyderhuff hit the top of our reviews pile again today with their latest single, Never Am I Full.
Never Am I Full takes the band in a different direction. This is a much slower blues track that will have you nodding real slow and taking it all in, exquisite slide guitar note by note.
Spyderhuff’s current project is a collection of songs about the Seven Deadly Sins from the album SIN7, with singles released throughout 2022.
Never Am I Full starts on some beautiful slide guitar and a super cool and slow rhythm. There are some very unique and interesting percussive instruments used here.
The harmonica in this track feels like it has been ripped straight out of the 1920s, with a skill and aptitude that sends shivers down your spine. The slide guitar is equally impressive, and the whole song grooves along with the attitude of a man who is always wanting more.
Lead vocals, provided by Tom Kuhr, are bluesy and gravelly and suitably low for the song. Think Tom Waits or Lou Reed on a good day. Later in the track, a female vocalist (Julie Noe) takes the lead and takes the song to the end. Her voice and the background vocals throughout the song give it a real gospel feel.
We love how this song is broken up into lots of different sections which helps keep the listener’s interest maintained throughout the track. We particularly liked the use of a “just drums” section because…well why not?!
There’s an interesting wave of sound coming and going throughout the song and we love the expertly performed incidental instrumental moments. To our ears, this is a perfect film score soundtrack. It made us think of the movies Crossroads or Black Snake Moan. We imagine that this is just the perfect song for Quentin Tarantino to pick up and run with for use in a movie.
From a production perspective, we’d suggest a boost around 55Hz would add some extra thump to the kick drum and a high shelf boost in the top octave would add to the brightness. A light compressor and some make up gain would add warmth and volume overall.
For a thoroughly chilled-out gospel blues experience with some outstanding slide guitar and harmonica work, look no further than Spyderhuff’s latest single, Never Am I Full. Superb track!