DADDY LONG LEGS takes the blues and turns them inside out, upside down, round about and renews their primal energy. My favorite rompin’ stompin’ New York band of the moment.”
“DADDY LONG LEGS have finally made a studio album that matches their reputation as a firecracker live act. These 12 original songs expand and solidify their blues-punk sound while keeping alive a tradition and vital part of American roots music. Sounds great!”
“…like Chicago blues fired at the moon, played by the demented children of the Pretty Things.”
Pink Lemonade (Co written with JD McPherson) sees DADDY LONG LEGS make their highly anticipated post pandemic return to the UK + EU in October and unveil their new killer 4 piece format with Dave Klein on keyboards who joins Brian Hurd (vocals, harmonica, guitar), Murat Akturk (slide guitar) and Josh Styles (drums, maracas). It’s been 2 ½ long years since the boys toured Europe playing Dublin in 2020 just before lockdown kicked in.
In the meantime the Brooklyn 4 piece have been working on a new album to follow up the genre defying Lowdown Ways , released on Yep Roc Records in 2018. Details of the new album and release will follow early next year.
When asked by Village Voice “What is DADDY LONG LEGS?,” Brian answered, “Rock and roll salvation through the spirit of roots and blues.” While influenced by the likes of Son House, Captain Beefheart, Howlin’ Wolf, MC5, and Dr. Feelgood, their sound personifies garage rock and punk with a contemporary raw twist performed in their own brand of supercharged R&B.
Leading up to Lowdown Way’s release, Rolling Stone Country named “Glad Rag Ball”one of the ‘10 Best Country, Americana Songs of the Week’, citing “it’s all guttural hollering and foot-stomping rhythms.” Brooklyn Veganpremiered the official video for “Pink Lemonade,”co-written with JD McPherson and WFMU “Mornin’ Noon & Nite”. Since forming in 2010, the band has released two studio albums, a live album and two 45s on Norton Records. Their last album was 2015’s Rides Tonight. They have toured with Jon Spencer, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Sonics, Nikki Lane, Nick Waterhouse, amongst others.