Out now: The Cold Stares - Heavy Shoes

Dirty fuzzed-up rock and roll meets blues, garage, desert rock and a Southern Gothic sensibility, visualising the music sitting alongside contemporary artists such as Mark Lanegan, Queens of the Stone Age, The Black Angels and The Dead Weather perhaps – bands that have the blues/blues-rock template but go darker or heavier with it.

Their story alone would be enough for a drama series – cancer, suicide, betrayal, divorce, loss, self-identity crisis, survival, and ancestral skeletons. Write about what you know, they say. There's a richness running through the songs with dark, multi-layered narratives that course through every twist and turn.

Most of the album was recorded in a single day at Sam Phillips fabled recording studio in Memphis, and the Memphis vibe has seeped deep into the record.

Check out the new video of "Prosecution Blues", and get yourselves some "Heavy Shoes"!