tweet, London Souls was one of the bands I was looking forward to seeing on the South Stage of the Toronto Urban Roots Festival or TURF. As it turned out, they were the first band I saw at TURF. What a fantastic way to start off an amazing weekend of music in downtown Toronto.
London Souls are from NYC and site influences including Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Beatles and The Hollies. They play great, straight-up guitar rock with some blues and soul mixed in. It's all got grooves so wide you could like down in them and drown in feedback and distortion. These guys must have heated it up in The Horseshoe the previous night. Wish I had been there. One thing that these guys reminded me of is that I'm loving the fact that we seem to be getting guitar solos back after a long drought.
Here are some tunes:
"Steady Are You Ready"
"Old Country Road"