– Eclectic Americana and alt country from Melbourne Australia
– New album ‘Le Rayon Vert’ is grabbing great reviews
– Latest video for ‘Stoner’ features some of Melbourne’s best up-and-coming actors
– ‘Let it Rain’ video shot in London by award-winning production team Other Brother Studios
– Recently back from a huge 15-date tour of Germany and Switzerland
– Australian dates kick off in February
“The fast paced, gun slinger sound makes ‘Let it Rain’ the perfect outlaw track” -Music News Today
“A drive through Route 66 in a 1976 Eldorado Cadillac whilst the sun sets” -Rock on the Radar
“Le Rayon Vert is a masterpiece that captivates from the first to the last note – it’s a gripping mix of desert-hot Americana, atmospheric indie, and elegantly rumbling garage rock” -Country Music News International
“Webb’s voice takes the most emotional role – alone his earthy, scratchy timbre would be enough to fill a dozen albums” -Soultrain
“Since 2007, Webb has been delighting his fans worldwide with this quaint mixture that hardly any other artist has perfected so well” -Metalglory
“Like John Mellencamp on drugs” -Darkstars
“Le Rayon Vert is an album for those who are cosmopolitan, like to have variety and want to chill every now and then” -Crossfire Metal
“At a later hour, after an eventful party evening, it’s just perfect listening” -Metalogy
About new album Le Rayon Vert
Le Rayon Vert is the new album from Melbourne’s Rich Webb, further exploring their offbeat tales straight out of a modern gothic pot-boiler. Rich’s rasping vocals, sweet riffs and moments of dreamy complexity will drag you kicking and screaming on a road trip of the band’s own creation. If it feels cinematic, it’s because it’s meant to be:
“The bulk of the album was recorded in France which definitely influenced our thinking, and Le Rayon Vert is a French film we liked way back when. The premise behind it is that if you see the green ray as the sun goes down you will be able to read the mind of the person you are with, and they will be able to read yours.
“The record is like looking into an apartment block and being able to see eleven individual stories happening at the same time. We set out to shed some light on each and try and reach a level of understanding along the way.”
Le Rayon Vert was recorded by David Odlum (formerly of The Frames) in France last year and by Arno Jordan and Wolfgang Manns in Germany. It was produced and mixed by multiple BAFTA winner Howard Bargroff, known not only for his music work but also for his film and TV successes on shows such as Sherlock, The Night Manager and Ripper Street. Mastering was by Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton/Tom Waits) at Infrasonic Mastering, Nashville.
First single is the fabulous Let it Rain, a jostling, vibrant affair with styling guitars, distorted banjo and theremin. It’s about wanting an absolute deluge right now to wash away this all-pervading crap we are in. The follow-up is Stoner, which comes packing a beautiful Coen Brothers-esq video shot in one of Melbourne’s music institutions, The Thornbury Theatre.
Previous Rich Webb release The Girl Who Laughed Too Much scored 4* in Rolling Stone, while follow-up Overboard topped that in Europe.
The band has delivered roaring shows from the large (Amsterdam’s Melkweg and Germany’s Saarbrucken Castle), to the small (and superbly elegant Café Vinyl, Germany and London’s What’s Cookin’), to venues less travelled (KAMA, Kampot, Cambodia and Turning Point at the top of a German mountain).
You may have seen them recently in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the UK, Australia, the Netherlands or Cambodia, and we doubt you would forget it if you had.
Make sure you catch them this time too.
“An electric blend of Americana and garage rock, with a sprinkle of country rock with some scorching riffs” – PureGrainAudio
Let it Rain
- Alt. Country
- Narrative Music Video