Joining an already ass-kicking third DesertFest are Norwegian heavy-blues rockers Lonely Kamel.
Composed of part standard stoner rock, part blues, two parts doom and a loving dose of psychedelia, Lonely Kamel are one of the frontrunners in the European throwback scene.
Kicking up a storm for nearly a decade now, the Oslo four-piece bring to mind a heavier, slanted Kamchatka, spotted with ‘60s and ‘70s hard rock groove. Thomas Brenna’s vocals are powerful, ranging and full of emotion, something that really adds to the dynamic of the face-shaking sound that Lonely Kamel infectiously present. Three full lengths down the line, their latest: 2011’s Dust Devil (which despite sounding like a brand of hoover, does anything but suck) is a perfect encapsulation of riff, strut and soul, bounding from the heavy crush to the bluesy bounce.
Having seen these guys on stage long before I knew a single one of their tunes, I can assure you, they crush live and can convince any newcomer. Lonely Kamel will bring the heavy, the blues and the psych on any day of the week, and make you take notice.
DesertFest London 2014 takes place over the weekend of the 25th-27th April 2014 across 3 venues in Camden, London and weekend passes are available from Leeds Tickets HERE.
Kind Words: Tom Geddes