By Jimmy Red Hot
Host of 60 Minute Metal
Indianhead Songs From The Deluge
Genre: Dirty Ass Southern Rock
First, let me start by noting that I missed the boat on the cd Songs From The Deluge from Baltimore’s Indianhead when it was released in 2019. Now that I’ve heard it, I can tell you that it is a must-have cd. It’s an infusion of Punk, Rock, and Grunge with a little murky twang. It is brilliant. Indianhead are a 3-piece band, featuring lead singer and guitarist Grant Walker, bassist Ellis Tinsley, and drummer Chris Weal. I spoke with Ellis about making the cd and the history of the band.
The trio were originally in another band in 1999, with their friend Dan Mertig, called 3dB. After six years they went their separate ways. Grant left for California, picking up experiences, and memories that would become lyrics for the cd. Weal toured as a sound engineer for Big Mo Productions. His studio is called Black Dog Audio, and it’s where all Indianhead music is recorded, and perfected. Ellis toured the East Coast with several bands.
They got back together in 2017, and started playing to get the rust off, and get back in sync. Soon after, they made a demo that was recorded, and produced by Frank Marchand. Colleague, and radio DJ, Billy Zero, helped get the word out on Indianhead. “Carry the Weight” was the demo, and is included on this cd.
Bands that influenced Indianhead through the years were Led Zeppelin, Tool, Clutch, I Am Legend, Jane’s Addiction among others.
Songs From The Deluge paints a picture with its lyrics and music. Coast-to-Coast trips, and experiences, to hometown living, and visions of years past. It is extremely well written, music is loud, murky, funky, rocks, and at the same time you go to where the songs take you. So, while your blaring this cd at full volume, pay attention to the storyline of each song. PURE GOLD.
I’m looking forward to the next chapter this trio comes up with, and they are working on it as we speak.
A big thank you to Ellis Tinsley for taking time out of his schedule to chat. Rock on my brother, and great wishes to the band on the road ahead.
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