SOUL MOVERS AND HEARTBREAKERS STUBB TO PSYCH OUT DESERTFEST 2017!
Theirs is the sound of the late 60s to early 70s heyday of rock n’ roll. Theirs is the live experience of a solid, bluesy power trio hard at work. They’re roaring back to Camden, and they’re still unmistakably Stubb.
As the London-based brainchild of Cornish guitarist, vocalist and songwriter extraordinaire Jack Dickinson, Stubb was born of a love for a warm, vintage guitar sound long lost but never truly forgotten. Kicking out their first jams in ’06 and ‘07, rough and early versions of the likes of ‘Flame’ and ‘Galloping Horses’ showed great promise, but the debut Stubb line-up just wasn’t to be.
Reactivating the band around 2010 with two thirds of fellow London hot-rockers Trippy Wicked on board to provide a solid rhythm section, Dickinson and Stubb began to truly flourish; finally releasing their captivating self-titled record to well-deserved acclaim from the heavy underground. But yet again, the band dwindled and went into slumber after the release of the all-too-brief ‘Under a Spell’ 7-inch.
But it truly was third time lucky with Jack Dickinson now joined in the Stubb Mk. III line-up by drummer Tom Fyfe and bass-player Tom Hobson, armed with the blissful, psychedelic panoramas of the ‘Cry of the Ocean’ LP. If you like to boogie and you like to groove, don’t miss out on seeing Stubb light up both your face and the stage once again at Desertfest 2017.
Words: Pete Green