Mommy, can I set the cat on fire? That wicked mentality belies the sexy overcoat of the near sociopathic beast that is the CRANK COUNTY DAREDEVILS… but should never be underestimated. Not from a true band of gypsys bred in the moonshine laced mountains of North Carolina. The rowdy crew has managed to forge a signature sound that can only be described as purely southern sleaze rock and this new subgenre’s soul shakin’ essence.
The south is going to rise again, indeed, to the beat of a rock n roll machine the likes of which will surely secure a place in history for a band intent on stabbing their unique blend of blistering rhythms and whisky polished vocals through the hearts of music fans everywhere. After unleashing the highly acclaimed “Kings of Sleaze” in 2005 and relentless hard touring throughout the United States and Europe ever since, the CRANK COUNTY DAREDEVILS have proven themselves as both master performers and fiends for a life they live like there may not be another. One listen to this band’s lyrics will leave no doubt that every person and place in their path is nothing if not fair game.
Buck Cherry’s Josh Todd says, “The CRANK COUNTY DAREDEVILS make me want to drink beer in the shower at 10AM” while Classic Rock Magazine states, “it’s music for arson, larceny, and yes, daredevilry!” The brainchild of singer Scotty P and bassist Billy Velvet, the CRANK COUNTY DAREDEVILS were reinvented with the addition of formidable guitarist Rory Kelly and the hardcore precision of drummer Mike Irwin. With influences ranging from punk to New York Dolls-era glam to metal, the band has come into it’s own and is poised to stun those that truly grasp the underground rock movement.
Hailed as the bastard child of Motorhead and early Guns N Roses, The CRANK COUNTY DAREDEVILS have performed with artists ranging from Kid Rock, Superjoint Ritual, Misfits, DRI, Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Last Vegas, Goatwhore and Danko Jones. Summer 2010 will serve as the kick off to a full East – West coast tour of the U.S. in support of the new record, culminating in a month long European leg scheduled for this Fall.