16th April 2012
When The Ship Goes Down
1. Melon Man / 2. Leadbelly / 3. Ain't Gonna Beg No More / 4. Peace In The Valley / 5. Tryin' To Get Back To You / 6. Walk Away / 7. Did Your Daddy Wrong / 8. When The Ship Goes Down / 9. Everyone's Got The Blues / 10. Mean Hearted Woman / 11. I Don't Know
24Pesos have a unique and energetic take on the blues that has put them at the forefront of the new Blues scene in the UK. They play original music, with a deep understanding of the Blues history, virtuoso instrumentation, a joyous groove, real songs and enough energy to bring the house down. In 2008 they released their debut album "The Boogie Worm" to critical acclaim and their second album, "Busted Broken and Blue" released in 2010, was nominated for four British Blues Awards, including best band and best album. Drawing from influences as diverse as Sly Stone, The Meters, James Brown, Freddie King, Howlin’ Wolf, Captain Beefheart, Derek Trucks Band, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits and The Roots, the band’s upbeat, down-home sound brings an infectious energy to their electrifying live shows that have earned them a great reputation as a live act at festivals and venues throughout the UK, Europe and USA/Canada. "When The Ship Goes Down" is the bands latest release. Produced by bassist Silas Maitland, the album expands on the themes of their earlier release "Busted Broken and Blue", and is very much a crossover Blues album. The band recorded eighteen tracks over two days in London’s Perry Vale studios. All tracks were recorded live to capture the real band sound, spontaneity, excitement and vibe. The tracks were then developed in the band’s own studio. "We really worked on the arrangements for this record, looking for a gnarly groove and grind, real songs and a sound that is unique, original and unmistakably 24Pesos". Eighteen tracks were pared down to eleven. "Having tracks to spare meant that we were able to produce an album that we are really proud of from start to finish". Groovin’, powerful, raw and rockin’. "When The Ship Goes Down" is the bands most complete release to date.