Drive by Wire Premiere “Blood Red Moon” Video; Sign to Argonauta Records

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With their new single, Netherlands-based four-piece Drive by Wire give a first glimpse at where they’re headed coming off their 2015 third album, The Whole Shebang (review here), and as you can hear in the fuzz, sway, melody and push of “Blood Red Moon” itself, they’re headed in the right direction. The track offers an initially catchy impression in the hook delivered by vocalist/guitarist Simone Holsbeek, who aligns with lead guitarist Alwin Wubben, bassist Marcel Zerb and drummer Jerome Miedendorp de Bie to deliver natural tones and a laid back vibe amid a subtly energetic desert rock thrust.

It’s not a radical shift in intent from where they were on The Whole Shebang — three or four records in, one kind of expects a band to have some idea what they’re aiming toward, unless what they’re aiming toward is having no idea at all — but it is a marked step forward. And a purposeful one, if one takes into account the news that Drive by Wire recorded their impending, yet-untitled fourth long-player with Guido Aalbers, known for his work with Queens of the Stone Age, Masters of Reality, 16 Horsepower and a vast slew of others in production and mixing. I haven’t heard the full record yet, but the blend of organic sounds and clear presentation “Blood Red Moon” gives portends of good things to come.

And along with the new video comes confirmation that Drive by Wire have signed to Italy’s Argonauta Records. They’ll do a reissue of The Whole Shebang in the coming months and then follow it up with the new album later this year, but as we move into these early hours of 2017, it’s all the better to have something to look forward to. Accordingly, you’ll find the official clip for “Blood Red Moon” followed by some words from the band in Argonauta‘s full announcement below.

Please enjoy:

Drive by Wire, “Blood Red Moon” official video

Thrilled to announce Dutch Psych Stoner Rockers DRIVE BY WIRE are now part of ARGONAUTA Records family!

Drive By Wire offer an intriguing and unique mixture of fuzz-laiden Desert/Stoner Rock grooves and trippy, hazy vocals of Simone Holsbeek.

A trip through the dusty desolate desert landscape, the swampy river delta, home to the band, 70’s psychedelia, but also heavier themes inspired by the harsh reality of life and struggle with personal demons. Drive By Wire manages to distill these inspirations into a warm organic sound with the urgency and dynamics of 90’s grunge (Soundgarden, Alice in Chains), the sensuality of PJ Harvey and the deliciously heavy psychedelic fuzz grooves of 70’s bands such as Black Sabbath…

The band says: “We’re stoked to collaborate and go worldwide with Argonauta Records! First our sold out 3rd album “The Whole Shebang” will be re-released through Argonauta and then end 2017 we will release our 4th album. The new single “Blood Red Moon” will give you a pretty good idea of the direction the kickass new material will go, still maintain our grooving heaviness but with more room for the psychedelic sultry vocals… With Gero taking care of all the promowork, we can focus on writing the best material we can possibly make….. Argonauta + Drive By Wire = Team Awesome!”

Already releasing three albums, playing numerous shows throughout Europe (touring with bands such as Mudhoney and Kyuss Lives), Drive By Wire shifted into highest gear last year through playing some bigger festivals, lots of headline shows and a special vinyl release.

Fortunately, they didn’t kick back and relax, but hit back hard in 2017 with the new single “Blood Red Moon”, to be released on Jan 6th, 2017, recorded and produced by Guido Aalbers (QOTSA, Muse)..

Besides the new single, the worldwide record deal with Argonauta Records, and a new tour through France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom makes it clear that 2017 will be a big year for Dutch Desert Rockers Drive By Wire!

DRIVE BY WIRE will re-release via Argonauta Records their latest album “The Whole Shebang” during 2017 and the very new album by the end of the year.

Drive By Wire are:
Vocals/ Guitar: Simone Holsbeek
Leadguitar: Alwin Wubben
Drums: Jerome Miedendorp De Bie
Bassguitar: Marcel Zerb

Drive by Wire on Thee Facebooks

Argonauta Records website

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One Response to “Drive by Wire Premiere “Blood Red Moon” Video; Sign to Argonauta Records”

  1. ShamanJourney says:

    Dude on the far left almost looks like Chris Jericho from afar..

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