Australian Blues/Psychedelic Rock band Smoke Stack Rhino released the mesmerizing track “Woolamai” just recently. It is a blazing mixture of hard-hitting psychedelic rock and blues that ensnares listeners from the very first high-energy beat. It is filled with hypnotizing drums, huge slide guitar riffs. and mantra-like vocals that layered with vibrant tones. But, there are hints of grunge rock briefly played in the musical break with a dazzling guitar solo.
The track was inspired by Cape Woolamai and Woolamai Surf Beach at Phillip Island. It’s a tribute to the ocean and all of its amazing life. The song really shows off the wild rolling waves from Woolamai Surf Beach as you can hear this motif in the rolling guitar riffs sliding up and down throughout.
“Woolamai” gives off an off-school vibe while maintaining a modern groove. There is an interesting mixture of blues and psychedelic rock that is set to a 5/4 measure. It is a groovy rock tune with big energy coming from the vocals and the instrumentation. If you are a fan of King Gizzard, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Led Zeppelin, and The Black Keys, then you can’t miss out on Smoke Stack Rhino’s “Woolamai”.
Check out Smoke Stack Rhino’s “Woolamai” down below. Let me know what you think in the comments!
About the Artist: Smoke Stack Rhino
With a band-name that’s one heavy animal away from the legendary vamp ‘Smokestack Lightning’, this trio from the Yarra Valley in Australia might have formed around their love of the blues but are actively pushing into new territory. They’ve been at it for a while. Singer-guitarist Ash and drummer Jem started playing in high school, while bass player Shane helped form the band in 2013. Like a rhino, they mostly avoid built-up areas, and generally ‘stick to the sticks’. Further explanation? Anywhere near trees, water, or beer.
In the spirit of a good old Bunnings BBQ, they’re proudly D-I-Y, releasing music under their own label JAMALAMA and designing everything from art to Pink Floyd-esque light shows. Live, it’s good vibes and feel-good fun. They’ve played over 20 festivals, toured Australia over 10 times, and been praised on community radio and triple J’s Roots N All.
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