Rock duo’s seem to be ten a penny now days, and I suppose it makes a lot of sense really, less equipment to haul around more room in the van while on tour and an even split when it comes to getting paid. In ElCam’s case, being an instrumental band, there is also no having to deal with a singer’s enormous ego!.... Win,win.
ElCam are from Sains-en-Gohelle in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France and to anyone who is familiar with their 2013 album “Orchard” will know that these guys play hard fuzz pedal driven instrumental stoner rock that belies the fact that the noise you are hearing comes from just two guys, Aurel on drums and Jey on guitar.
The guys have just released their new album “Shaft”, via Bandcamp, a collection of six of the most fuzzilicious, spine tingling jams you’re likely to hear from two men this side of Christmas. Don’t make the mistake of lumping these guys in with the likes of the White Stripes or the Black Keys, oh no, aside from having no colour associated with their name these guys are more like a two man Karma to Burn than Jack or Dan’s outfits, just listen to the opening track “Life in the Ruts” to confirm that fact. Killer stuff!!!!!