I can’t count how many times I’ve missed out on some good, heavy, and slow rock music. Clutch happens to be one of my favorite bands but I’ve missed them the last 3 times there were in Kansas City. Hopefully, I’ll fix that later this week but until then I can peg down De Staat to help fill that void. De Staat is a Dutch rock group and will be at SXSW this year. They’ve been around since 2006 and will celebrate their March 4th release ‘Machinery.’
I jammed out hard to ‘Sweatshop.’ I sense a taste of Southern Culture on the Skids, but the Dutch version. Both Clutch and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion makes its way into the song all thanks the lead singer Torre Florim. A good low swaggerin’ voice keeps this song swinging from beginning to end. This is the kind of song that you dance-walk too down the street while everyone around looks at you funny. No ha ha funny, but weird funny.