Comprised of Kimmie Queen (vocals), Cody Wyoming (guitar/vocals), Michelle Bacon (bass/vocals), Steve Gardels (drums), Rod Peal (guitar), and Josh Mobley (keys), Kansas City, MO-based sextet The Philistines formed back in 2013, and since their formation they’ve developed a reputation for a sound that draws from classic stoner rock and psych rock — as the sextet pairs enormous, buzzing power chords, a driving motorik groove, thundering drumming, s and an expansive song structure but with a modern take on the familiar as you’ll hear on “A Twitch of The Death Nerve,” the first single off the sextet’s forthcoming full-length debut The Backbone of Night, which is slated for a May 26, 2016 release through The Record Machine Records. From the sound of “A Twitch of the Death Nerve,” it shouldn’t be surprising that the band has developed a growing local and regional profile before the release of their full-length debut –they’ve already played Middle of the Map Fest, Crossroads Music Fest and and Alejandro Escovedo’s SXSW Day Party and have received quite a bit of press attention locally. But I suspect that you’ll be hearing quite a bit about them as their latest single reminds me quite a bit of Queens of the Stone Age’s “You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like a Millionaire;” in other words, the single not only kicks ass, it possesses a larger than life swagger.
If you’re in the Midwest, you can catch the Kansas City-based sextet play live over the next few months. Check out tour dates below.