It's not often that a band receives unanimous praise from the likes of Halifaxlocals.com. But The Baketones managed to inspire five pages of accolades on the local message board---after their first show ever, this past February.
"I wondered how we managed to dupe all these people," says guitarist Morgan Rigby. After a quick listen at the band's MySpace, it's not really hard to see why everyone is losing it over The Baketones---they're really fucking good. The band claims they are inspired by "the bands that inspired The Yardbirds and The Yardbirds" and their songs bleed dirty, bluesy garage. "I'm A Caveman" is a weird psych freakout a la King Khan, complete with grunts, while "My Sights Are Set On You" features singer Ben Kelly barking come-ons over a nasty guitar riff.
The band says they're evaluating an offer from a Montreal record label and looking for a new keyboard player. Mostly, they seem baffled by the attention.
"I didn't expect anyone to like what we're doing," says Kelly. "I guess we're doing something right."