The Cubical

The Cubical are based in Liverpool and have spent the last few years building up an amazing reputation as one of Europe's best live bands and have an ever growing cult following. The Cubical sound is one that is essentially based in the blues, but like Captain Beefheart, Zappa and Tom Waits before them they twist it around and shake it up and inevitably end up with something altogether a little weirder. A Cubical live show has been likened to a “rock n roll medicine show,” an assault on the senses. Not only are your eyes glued to the chaotic dancing of the 6 foot five Wilson, indefatigable Gavaghan and charismatic hard man Green but the interwoven Telecaster twang, wailing harmonica, incessant pounding bass and drums, are all topped off by one of the gruffest and most distinctive blues howls since the Wolf himself. All of this ensures that audiences are drawn into the hypnotic swamp blues intensity that is so central to The Cubical experience. Front man Dan Wilson is a captivating and natural performer and surely one of the more interesting lyricists around today. Their debut album Come Sing These Crippled Tunes was recorded at Sunset Sound Studio, Hollywood and produced by the Grammy award winning Dave Sardy (Oasis, Johnny Cash, Primal Scream, Marilyn Manson), an early admirer of the band. The album was lapped up by the critics (see press below) and their highly anticipated follow up It Ain't Human is out now on Halfpenny Records / Cargo / Grabaciones de Impacto in the UK/EU, Fuse in Australia and Record Collection in The US. On it’s week of release It Ain’t Human was made album of the month in the highly influential Spanish magazine Ruta 66 and the critical response to the album thus far has been incredible. Not ones to hang around, the Band have already recorded their third album in a 4 track reel to reel studio in Berlin in September 2011 completely live in twelve hours. The Cubical have toured all over the world taking in the USA, Australia, Germany, Norway, France, Spain, Ireland, Holland, Czech Republic along the way playing alongside the likes of Bob Dylan, Kiss, The Black Lips, Blondie, Chris Isaak and The Magic Band to name but a few. Catch The Cubical in a town near you soon, you won’t be disappointed. 

"Ever wondered what might happen if Tom Waits and The Rolling Stones got together for an old fashioned jam and Nick Cave stopped by to bum a cigarette? This is one of the most vital records of the year, The Cubical may just be your new favourite band. 4.5 /5″
(Sydney Morning Herald -Australia)

“Guitars clang and the bass and drums shuffle just right enough to raise the ghost of Willie Dixon, track down Captain Beefheart circa Safe As Milk and have a chat wtih The La’s. And the singers raspy vocal might just shatter your lightbulbs” – (Mojo)

“Wilson makes Waits sound like Tiny Tim”
(The Guardian)

“Compared to other Liverpool bands, The Cubical stand out for a mile as the demented, disheveled, brilliant band they are. “ (THE FLY MAG)

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