Flying Joes: Let It Out

Back to basics with a bang for the Canadian blues-rockers.

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With the world going so obviously to hell in a handcart, sometimes it’s good to retreat to a place where rock’n’roll needn’t be anything more complicated than it was at its source.

From Montreal, the Flying Joes share The Black Crowes’ fascination with 70s blues-rock, but with plenty of powder in their keg to power things along.

The country-flecked Sunday Afternoon, raucous and built to be played live, is literally a song about hanging out in the living room, eating popcorn and drinking beer, and even when they get a little more socially motivated on Do The Right Thing, they weld it to a rolling chorus of infinite Def Leppard-like catchiness.

Solos wail, they find their blues-boogie mojo in I’ve Gone Missing, and they’re clearly having an absolute blast on behalf of us all.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.