Photo by Peter af Kleen
Maybe it is naive to put the burden of “saving rock n roll” entirely on proto metal/glam/garage punks Spiders from Gothenburg, Sweden, but the vibes and power the band bring are so good and so strong that you want to imagine a better world where their new song “Why Don’t You?” speeds to the top of the charts. So, so good.
The band have been around for a number of years at this point (and have shared the stages with the likes of Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Graveyard and some new band called Metallica), but I had somehow never heard them until recently. Thank God. Not that I wouldn’t have enjoyed their earlier stuff, far from it…but awareness of the group came along and restored my faith/made me feel good right at a time when I needed a pure rock n roll jolt of lightning. Here is hoping they do the same for you.
It’s a breath of fresh air to have a band cut through the plasticity of pop culture so flawlessly. Shit, “Why Don’t You?” is pretty much a perfect rock song even if they had never done anything else.
John Hoyles checked in for a fun conversation BELOW.
You are by far one of the most exciting and talented rock n roll bands I have heard in a long time. You seem like real disciples of the art. Not just the classic looks and aesthetic in the “Why Dont You?” video or the fun stuff, the glam, the style points…the songs have this intense power. The attention to fine details from tone to the soulful vocals, it really reminds me of what I love best about Slade with like ABBA worthy hooks but so much rougher and dirtier sounding. How did this project come about?