"THANK GOD FOR THE LOVE ME TENDERS,
AMEN TO THE LOVE ME TENDERS"
'Stylist yet practical' two-piece rock and roll outfit The Love Me Tenders describe themselves as 'Ass shaking, no faking, swamp rock blues making' so if you're expecting an Elvis tribute band, think again.
Brick Mean sings and hits the drums, Rich Nasty plays guitar and sings, and their infectious songs channel military drumming that sits right on the snare with raw and powerful riffs to create music guaranteed to make you 'boogie loose'.
Trash Cam captured their recent show at Roadtrip & the Workshop, since dubbed their 'drunkest gig ever'. I'm trying to negotiate the release of a bootleg recording I also made, which documents the night in all its glory. Particular highlights include Brick shouting at the mike stand ("needs more gaffer tape"), conversations with members of the audience (and garden variety hipsters) and the sounds of Rich Nasty falling into a coffin-shaped box for the song 'Too Old To Die Young' in the middle of a guitar riff channelled through a pedal that makes it sound like a church organ.
All photographs: Kate Trash