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Arts / Webb’s trio to release debut album

The trio, from left to right: Gary Smith, Tim Matthew, Isaac Webb.

RECORDED in the cosy Gruting Hall on Shetland’s west mainland, mastered in Hollywood, launched in Holland – it is fair to say Isaac Webb Trio’s upcoming debut album is bit of a global affair.

The Shetland band are to release their 13-track record Animal whilst on tour in Holland and Germany this weekend – with a local launch party slated for April.

The album is being released by the Los Angeles based Wild Records, and it was self-recorded and mixed at the Gruting Hall.

The band – who feature guitarist/vocalist Isaac Webb, Gary Smith on the double bass and drummer Tim Matthew, with the latter two also providing backing vocals – are initially bringing out the record on CD before later putting it out on streaming services.

Webb described it as “rockabilly with punk lyrical sentiments, rock n’ roll with a tongue in its cheek”.

“I tend to find myself writing about people’s wrongs, whether that’s focused on the individual or the collective, the societal aggregate,” he said.

“There’s always going to be the doting love/lust song too.”

Wild Records founder Reb Kennedy added that the trio have a “unique sound”.

“A little bit rockabilly, a bit RnR, a tiny bit jazzy, mix it all together and you get a fresh exciting sound. Music of the future, not the past.”

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