Ash Lambe & The 32-20’s were born out of a mutual love of the blues, and in particular the raw and electric sounds of Chicago blues. Drawing inspiration from the greats such as Muddy Waters, Elmore James, J.B Hutto, Hound Dog Taylor to name but a few, Ash Lambe & The 32-20’s put their spin on the blues, while trying to stay true to the music and do it the justice it rightly deserves.
Inspired by the notion of Bowie in the style of Booker T & The MG's, The Meters and Ramsey Lewis , a london based quartet of Bowie loving Thomas Jerome Newton imposters play the hits and more from the Dame's songbook.
The intoxicating mix of acid blues, doom-wop and rock n’roll which infuses James Brute’s music may have its roots in that of his former band The Brute Chorus, but it belies a deeper, more reflective tone from this mature and confident songwriter. These are songs which take their time to settle into brooding soundscapes and wrap themselves around his trademark magpie lyrics. Brute’s lyrical agility, which pulls in equal parts from ancient history, mythology and pop culture, is ably supported by sonics ranging from simple gritty rock n’ roll to psych-tinged, swirling masses of sound, weaving the perennial Brute themes of love, loss and lust into bedtime tales of wolves and white whales.