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Low End Theories: Palehorse's Favourite Bass Albums
Kiran Acharya , April 21st, 2015 13:11

Before their appearance at Desertfest at the Camden Underworld this weekend, uber-heavy bass guitar maestros James Bryant and John Atkins of Palehorse salute their favourite bass albums with Kiran Acharya (and even include one that has no bass guitar at all)


Chavez - Gone Glimmering
JB: They had two records in the 90s but I've gone with the first because it was the first time I encountered them. They're probably my favourite band. A tough call, but Chavez somehow exude everything that I want in a band - almost like a heavy metal band playing indie rock. They're a bunch of regular dudes playing great, great tunes.

They have a drummer called James Lo, who they always refer to in the sleeves as 'The' James Lo. The second track is called 'Break Up Your Band' and it's got a line which goes: 'Let all the drummers come to meet the champions!' But I picked this because of Scott Marshall's bass, which just has so much sheer weight. The basslines are so pure and simple you'd think a child could play them, but they're a knockout because they're so precisely placed and perfectly executed. Chavez are criminally underrated, but I'm so thankful they exist because they make me want to make music.