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The Black Cat Bones return with a swaggering ode to overindulgence in their Miriam Makeba cover “Quit It”

I have a vivid memory of The Black Cat Bones virtually tearing the stage apart circa early Rocking the Daisies days. When I say early I mean it was probably 2009 and The Black Cat Bones were the textbook highlights of a festival founded on the back of the overarching love of rock. That was a while ago, and the guys have shaken things up somewhat since then. 

The latest exhibit being their fresh bluesy of a cover of Miriam Makeba’s “Quit It” which dropped today. Frontman Kobus De Kock’s growling, gritty vocals split the grooving guitar line and all at once I’m back at Daisies again – only 2013 this time around and some dynamic shifts are starting to show. 

These days they flex a decidedly more sophisticated blues-rock continuum. There’s a lot of sax, a lot of soul, and while their stage presence – vibrantly exhibited in the accompanying Cito Otto-directed video – lacks none of their hedonistic, raucous zeal, their sound hits a little different. 

The fact that they’ve just delivered this fresh interpretation of “Quit It” is testimony to that. It’s a track about excess and overindulgence. An urge to drop the habit and quit the substance – built on a steady backbone of deep southern groove, and a wash of horns. It’s lifted from their forthcoming album, Book Of Miriam, set for release later this year. And best believe we’re champing at the bit.

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