NZ Alt-Blues Rock’n’Rollers The Solomon Cole Band Release New Video ‘Bruises’
Waiheke Island Rock/soul/blues outfit The Solomon Cole Band have just released the haunting new video ‘Bruises’ from the 2016 debut album of the same name.
Bruises the album received rave reviews and reached No.19 on the NZ local album charts, and number 11 on the Independent NZ Music Albums, The Solomon Cole Band were also nominated for the 2016 Taite Music Prize. They describe their music as “Blues Melancholy Rock ‘n’ Rock Redemption (made with the dark arts)”.
Bruises unleashed the band’s full arsenal of blues with a melancholy, raw and ethereal sonic rock power and the infectious trance like stomp of redemption and soul power. The ultimate blues crossover, they’ve opened for Martha Davis & The Motels, My Baby(Europe), The Animals (UK), The Supersuckers (US) and more.
Taken from the title track of their debut album, Bruises, video director Amber Beatonhas captured a candid and stark interpretation of the song with a brooding vocal performance from Solomon Cole (and featuring backing vocalist Sophia Faalogo).
Beautiful and haunting at the same time, the track explores a ghostly portrayal of domestic violence, redemption, sorrow and regret. A deeply personal reference to his own childhood, Solomon Cole tells the tale in biblical allegory to protect the innocent, and sets it against director Amber Beaton’s astonishingly nuanced visual narrative.