It didn’t take much … as soon as I read the Press Release from Ripple Music describing Kelley Juett’s guitar-playing as like ‘Rory Gallagher meets Brian Robertson,’ I just had to look a bit further. Jumping straight to the You Tube video featured below (maybe not the best sound quality, but it’s as good as I can find) I’m now thinking, ‘Motorhead.‘
It’s a mighty fine introduction – and already I’m sold on MOTHERSHIP.
Here’s what the label (who have just signed the band to a world-wide, two album deal) have to say on the band:
Mothership was formed in 2010 by hard-rock loving brothers, Kyle and Kelley Juett, infused by a love of all that is retro-heavy from years of influence under their father John’s record collection. Originally bereft of a drummer, father John learned how to play and filled in for practice and gigs until permanent skin pounder Judge Smith took over the drummer’s throne. Since then, there’s been no looking back.
Already one of Texas’s hottest live bands, word of the Mothership’s rock and roll prowess has leaked far across the country and is already gathering steam in Europe. With a sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, Mothership’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the ’70’s, updated and amped up for the modern day. That hard-rocking sound is filled out by the true legend-in-the-making axeman, Kelley Juett, who seamlessly builds upon guitar heroes of the past with his own fiery licks.
Ripple will re-release Mothership’s debut album on CD and 12” vinyl, including an extremely limited run of 100 multi-colored, splattered 12” with autographed posters. The album also features the production, mastering, and guest guitar contributions of Kent Stump from Texas heavy rock heroes, Wo Fat.