Ever since The Men released the energetic punk-meets-rockabilly of “Pearly Gates”, sadly one of few highlights on Tomorrow’s Hits, I’ve been in the mood for more rubber-burning honky-tonk action. While finding new bands committed to balls-to-the-wall, riff-heavy rocking is far from easy, I recently came across Texas band OBN IIIs. Named after their frontman Orville Bateman Neely III, their latest track “No Time For The Blues” is a reincarnation of Jerry Lee Lewis wearing leather pants and Dr. Martens.
The band has an album on their way. It’s called Third Time to Harm and is due out May 27 via Tic Tac Totally.