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Wille & The Bandits - Steal album review

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Their dreadlocks, dobros and djembes announce Wille Edwards’s trio as a more worldly prospect than your average 12-bar troglodyte, and Steal duly pulls you in with nimble multi-instrumental songs that test the boundaries of the blues.

Miles Away is a rattling-good slide-rocker (bolstered by organ from Don Airey), Hot Rocks is punchy and purposeful, while Scared Of The Sun darkens the mood nicely.

Henry Yates has been a freelance journalist since 2002 and written about music for titles including The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Classic Rock, Guitarist, Total Guitar and Metal Hammer. He is the author of Walter Trout's official biography, Rescued From Reality, a music pundit on Times Radio and BBC TV, and an interviewer who has spoken to Brian May, Jimmy Page, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie Wood, Dave Grohl, Marilyn Manson, Kiefer Sutherland and many more.