Songs for the apocalypse: The Sadies “Northumberland West”

There was a time when Toronto quarter The Sadies used to tour the UK as regular as clockwork, which made them one of those bands you could see in venues that weren’t several train rides away, and also one of those bands I could take my dad to see as they occasionally did Motörhead covers. The track ‘Northumberland West’ was the opener to their stupendous ‘Favourite Colours’ album from around a decade ago (a title which reminded people they weren’t American) and arguably the finest Hank Marvin-esque instrumental in their back catalogue. If you’ve never seen the Sadies live you are missing out on one of the eight wonders of the world.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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