It’s been quite a while since THE FLUFFY JACKETS delivered their bluesy milestone “Fighting Demons” that brought this British band to the attention of many an aficionado of good music, but finally, five years later, the ensemble return with a new album. “Something From Nothing” that’s marked for release on August 16th promises to be as impressive, judging by the inclusion on the record of “44 Blues” – the Howling Wolf classic they laid down in 2016 to benefit Teamrock crew who got laid off then and re-hired further down the line – and a few more covers, alongside original pieces.
Once again, the ensemble’s line-up has been bolstered with Manny Charlton of NAZARETH fame, who played guitar and produced new songs, and ex-WHITESNAKE bassist Neil Murray, who contributed to the bottom end. The result will see the light of day as a limited edition digipack, with the “Making Of” DVD to accompany a CD and give the listener extra material, while a digital download version will have two bonuses: a take on Johnny Cash’s “Hey Porter” and a radio edit of “Everything Must Change” a video of which is set for the July 24th debut.
All in all, the worth-waiting-for album looks like this:
1. Better Place
2. Give Me Something
3. Everything Must Change
4. John The Revelator
5. Welcome To The Shoot-Them-Up
6. Tongues Wag
7. Wrong Before
8. Heaven Only Knows
9. 44 Blues