It’s hard to deal with the breakup of one’s favorite band. Our parents dealt with the Who, Zeppelin, and even the Beatles and survived, so I knew there’d be hope when I heard my diamond in the rough, Aussie-to-Berlin transplant, ME (the band), had broken up. However, Josh Murphy, Spike Rogers, and Mike Godde were a bit akin to the mythological Hydra. Without skipping a beat, the three formed two bands albeit separately. The first to officially release music is Murphy and Rogers’ project, Furious Few.
The latest in a steady stream of live videos from the trio, “Ballad of A Thin Man” is the musical personification of all things raw, and rock ‘n’ roll. Murphy’s vocals are at the forefront, and he and Rogers are joined by keyboardist, Connor Fitzgerald. A refresher from the tidal wave of two-man bass and drum bands, Furious Few aren’t too far off from the ME band’s original concept of authentic rock music.
As far as what to expect in record form, Murphy’s view is singular. “I want to head on path of exploration within styles and genres. Soul and blues music has been such a big part of my musical upbringing, and it’s so important to me. That’s where I want to sit- Rock n’ Roll is the way we have chosen to express it. That’s what I want to achieve, Rock n’ Roll Soul.”
– Rachel Margaritis