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Genres You Will Love
Rock: Americana Moods: Mood: Brooding Rock: Folk Rock Country: Alt-Country

By Location
UK - England - South East Great Britain / UK

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Salter Cane

Salter Cane deals in "tales of whiskey-soaked madness, bloodied hands and long dark nights of the soul". Variously described as melancountria, gothic country and "part swoonsome, part demonic country-noir", the UK-based band falls somewhere between Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen, or Joy Division and Johnny Cash.
They've brought their brooding sound to numerous live audiences, opening for such acts as Giant Sand, My Morning Jacket, The Sadies, Menlo Park, John Parish, The Black Keys and Johnny Dowd, and headlining shows in Brighton and elsewhere in the UK.

"Salter Cane, the album, is a country-noir treat that captures the band's fascination with country rhythms and emotional distress. It would make a perfect soundtrack to the spaghetti western that Ingmar Bergman never made." – Shaun Whitehouse, Brighton promoters "The Gilded Palace of Sin"

"Their malevolent country fracas is as masterful as it is brooding, with steel strings and unusual music-making devices working
up to a fit of wanton reckless genius." – Jim Merret,

“Salter Cane...had the crowd by the throat with the kind of haunting slide guitar sounds and vocals that penetrate the mean and soulful receptors of the brain. Follow this act down the dusty and lonesome road that is country noir if you can. It'll be a journey worth taking.” - Erin Prior, BBC

“Long Gone sounds like Nick Cave back from the sessions for the Johnny Cash album, inspired. Injecting the mildly poisonous, mildly hallucinogenic venom of a Texan snake into his band, he races them along a dark country-billy trail while he intones like a preacher at a funeral” - Jimmy Possession, "Careless Talk Costs Lives" magazine

"Not available for children’s parties." – "The Brighton Source" magazine