grampall_jookabox_small“…an inspired bricolage of folk, blues, gospel, psych pop, garage punk, hip hop, electronica and chain-gang chants…”  Uncut ****

 

“…this one-man experimental collection bewitches and beguiles on repeated listen.”  Mojo ***

 

“…gloriously deranged trash-can blues.”  Time Out ****

 

“David Adamson once again combines obtuse sampling and production techniques with an astute songwriting sensibility.”  DJ

 

“Haunting backwards voices, jingling chains, screaming, echoes, an experience you’ll never forget…”  Notion

 

“…admired for its originality and brain-shakingly ridiculous beauty.  Adamson is clearly very talented; Ropechain hints at genius.”  MusicOMH

 

Grampall Jookabox, the name of Indianapolis native David “Moose” Adamson’s musical project, sounds like a child slurring the words “Grandpa Jukebox,” implying filial connection with an archaic musical object.  Either that, or the intoxicated pronunciation of a strange blues artist’s nom de plume!

 

Ropechain, Adamson’s second album, pinwheels kaleidoscopically through old-time spirituals, punk, chain-gang hymnal, deep house, and club music hip-hop, blending these disparate elements into a cohesive and unique synthesis.  The album braids holy fear, schizophrenic inspiration, baroque pop-references, and deep, mystical love into a formidable work likely to leave aficionados of rock-n-roll trapped in an obsessive cycle of listening and re-listening. 

 

UK Dates

Wednesday 22nd April – Brighton, Freebutt

Thursday 23rd April – London, Old Blue Last

Saturday 25th April – Bristol, Start The Bus

Monday 27th April – Birmingham, The Rainbow

Tuesday 28th April – Hull, Adelphi

Wednesday 29th April – London, Lexington

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