This week on Baghdad by the Bay on Pirate Cat Radio, tune in to 87.9 in SF or LA or listen online starting at 2pm:
Coming from the Bay Area…… Bass driven, heavy rock songs… No love of cliche. Big drum sets, crunchy guitars, and vocal harmonies with vintage gear mixed with soft synths…
AMALGAMATION is a 4 piece band with frontperson/songwriter Robin Lovejoy on vocals and guitar, Ivo on lead guitar, Leland Thunes on bass/keys, and Scott Ragle beatin the drums. The group is from San Francisco and has been breeding their Indie/Alt Rock sounds for the last 6 years perserverantly. Their version of Alt/Indie Rock is a combination of modern rock, classic rock, and blues with hints of spanish/middle eastern flavors.
“The Holy Kiss revs up the wall of sound while lead singer Matty Rue screams his guts out and throws the microphone cord around. Just when he’s about to crack open, the band drops into a melodic part of the song and Rue shows his true talent – singing from the bottom of his soul.”
- Tony Dushane, San Francisco Chronicle