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Sunday 10th, February 2013 / 23:06

doomsday1DOOMSDAY #1 – SELF-RELEASED

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Local musician Brian Offredi has been writing under the moniker Golden B.C. for over six years now. What started out as a booze-filled mission to learn how to play and write music, Offredi has quietly moulded his sound and is beginning to look like an artist to keep your eye on.

Having previously released a single and an LP called Just Take It earlier in 2012, Offredi stays busy by releasing a two-song single just in time to honour the Mayans’ misinterpreted calendar/end-of-the-world prediction. At just under five minutes, Doomsday #1 is far removed from the indie alt-rock sounds of Just Take It. Instead it brings forth some of the most stomp-inducing blues-rock seen in these parts for quite some time.

Combining wolf-inspired “ah-ooohs” with some dusty percussion and harmonica, “Don’t Ever Bet Against a Man on His Way Out” manifests some real soul from the local artist. “Walking” doesn’t take a step back and creates its own barnyard-floor inspired blues-rock.

It’s a brief but exciting view into where Golden B.C. might be headed. But considering Offredi’s penchant for mixing up his musical stylings, it will be interesting to see if he stays on this path, or jumps ship entirely.

By Cory Jones

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