Drive By Wire offer an intriguing and unique mixture of fuzz-laiden Desert/Stoner Rock grooves and trippy, hazy vocals of Simone Holsbeek.
A trip through the dusty desolate desert landscape, the swampy river delta, home to the band, 70’s psychedelica, but also heavier themes inspired by t the harsh reality of life and struggle with personal demons. Drive By Wire manages to distill these inspirations into a warm organic sound with the urgency and dynamics of 90’s grunge (Soundgarden, Alice in Chains), the sensuality of PJ Harvey and the deliciously heavy psychedelic fuzz grooves of 70’s bands such as Black Sabbath…
The band says: “We’re stoked to collaborate and go worldwide with Argonauta Records! First our sold out 3rd album ” The Whole Shebang” will be re-released through Argonauta and then end 2017 we will release our 4th album . The new single ” Blood Red Moon” will give you a pretty good idea of the direction the kickass new material will go, still maintain our grooving heaviness but with more room for the psychedelic sultry vocals… With Gero taking care of all the promowork, we can focus on writing the best material we can possibly make… Argonauta + Drive By Wire = Team Awesome!”
Already released 3 albums, playing numerous shows throughout Europe, touring with bands such as Mudhoney and Kyuss Lives), Drive By Wire shifted into highest gear last year through playing some bigger festivals, lots of headline shows and a special vinyl release.
Fortunately, they didn’t kick back and relax, but hit back hard in 2017 with the new single “Blood Red Moon”, to be released on Jan 6th, 2017, recorded and produced by Guido Aalbers (QOTSA, Muse).
Besides the new single, the worldwide record deal with Argonauta Records, and a new tour through France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom makes it clear that 2017 will be a big year for Dutch Desert Rockers Drive By Wire!
DRIVE BY WIRE will re-release via Argonauta Records their latest album “The Whole Shebang” during 2017 and the new album by the end of the year.
Drive By Wire are:
Vocals/ Guitar: Simone Holsbeek
Leadguitar: Alwin Wubben
Drums: Jerome Miedendorp De Bie
Bassguitar: Marcel Zerb