a half-ton truckload of foot stomping folk rock From union Duke

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Union Duke

“Ladidadida”

 

From Toronto, Ontario, comes a cool band of “five guys, twenty-four beers and a half-ton truckload of foot stomping folk rock”. And this new song of theirs is in line with their motto and will not fail to put a big smile on your face.

With an enthusiasm and youthful energy that is highly communicative, this song cleverly alternates between a swing beat and a ternary slow waltz. It’s simple but efficient in how it helps propelling the song’s upbeat parts especially the “ladidadida” extended gang vocals, which concludes the song in orgasmic fashion.

The instrumentation here is stripped back to one acoustic, one electric guitar, bass / drums, and a banjo, in line with their goal of reviving Canadian’s folk music, yet it works really well, leaving room for the vocals telling its tale of hitting the road, making it back in one piece, the desperate high/lows in between when you’re back to your true love. If you’re not sure about what folk-rock is about and feel that a modern indie take could do the trick then this song, and this band, is for you.

Verdict: 5/5 beards

5 Beards Rating

 

 

 

Get the song on Bandcamp at: https://unionduke.bandcamp.com/

 

Infectious & Superb Indie NEW SINGLE from ‘Union Duke’ LADIDADIDA

 

Indie Folk Band

In the age of streaming and instant gratification, old traditions of Canadian folk music are all but forgotten by today’s young music lovers. We may be young ourselves, but we’ve sure got stories to tell.

 

Let this be that rambling road, weary song that’s stuck in your head while you drive the last stretch home. Our new single, “Ladidadida,” is the story leaving behind what you love; the unbridled bliss of making it back in one piece, the desperate highs/lows in between.

 

Sometimes songs take a long time. Sometimes they come out of you like they already existed. “Ladidadida” was written in about five minutes and aside from arranging it as a band, the song itself changed very little from inception to now.

 

Ladidadida” is a gateway for those unfamiliar to all that folk music has to offer. We want it to restore faith in those nostalgic for the past that the traditions of folk will live on in good hands.

 

Why can’t folk music be youthful and energetic while also being folk?
Why can’t modern indie music contain great stories and tender lyrics?

 

Union Duke- ‘Ladidadida’