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Mudbelly - Single Review: Crooked Magic

17 Sep 2019 // A review by Corinne Rutherford

Christchurch four-piece blues rock band Hypnumb have released a gutsy new single entitled Crooked Magic. A strong grungy, bluesy classic rock number that is indeed magic. It is a song about allowing judgment without compassion slide off your back.

Relatively new rocking kids on the NZ music scene, Hypnumb have been “unleashing dirty blues” since 2017. Considering the band has only been together a couple of years, they have been busy spending months gigging up and down the country, including a tour of the UK this year. They have a nostalgic, gritty, sexy rock sound which lead vocalist “swaggering rock banshee” Bex Barret absolutely nails with her powerful husky tones and strong vocal range.

Hypnumb appear to be a dynamic force to reckon with, unleashing their fearless vibrant rock onto an appreciative public. Crooked Magic incorporates growling soaring guitar with dynamic vocals, epic rhythm and luscious melody.

I thoroughly recommend having a listen.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Mudbelly

Mudbelly. It's a name.

To make up for that fact our band name sounds like a skin disease, we've had to claw our way to the top of our craft the hard way. If we were ever invited to define ourselves in the Oxford Dictionary: Power-rockin, ball-bustin, whisky-whackin ninjas of blues laden rock would be in our top three.

Fronted by Bex, swaggering rock banshee who won her voice in a poker game with the devil, together with Jesse-the-Ledge(guitar), Clarabell (bass) and John (drums), the sound....just sounds right.

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