John E Vistic’s Rock & Roll doesn’t care about your genres, or subgenres. It is not concerned with what’s cool this year or even this decade. With his band ‘Rock & Roll Soundsystem,’ the Indie hero from the Southwestern UK City of Bristol makes music devoid of gimmicks and dismissive of trends.
There is a straight line running through the history of Rock & Roll, from proto-punk legends like MC5 and The Stooges to modern day believers like Jack White and John E Vistic. It is the sound of raw power filtered through microphones and amplifiers in basements and garages around the world. It’s a tradition of real, gut-punch Rock & Roll fueled by guitars, volume and attitude.
“Psycho Death Kult” is Vistic’s latest single from his forthcoming album, “Under the Volcano.” It is a song born of that world of Fuzz pedals and sweat. With its driving beat, fabulously simple Surf-Punk guitar riff and Vistic’s gradual escalation from low tenor to Rock & Roll howl, the track sounds like a fantasy collaboration between Iggy Pop and The Cramps.
With esoteric lyrics and a theatrical delivery, the singer paints a portrait of violence and confusion. He portrays the ridiculousness of immature aggressive posturing as he sings, “I’m a Hunter Gatherer but I care about my feelings.”
Check out the “Psycho Death Kult” video, above. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with John E Vistic. Get in the loop on all of his current and future projects.