Americana rebels The Dodge Brothers are on a mysterious mission to the Middle of Nowhere in their new video — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist.
Filmed in glorious black-and-white Dodge Vision, the road-trip clip for their latest slice of old-school roots-rock finds members of the long-running U.K. quartet cruising the backroads — in a vintage Dodge, of course — with a surprise package in the boot.
Middle of Nowhere — an ode to “wild, wild wanderers out in the wilderness looking for fame, fortune and forgiveness” — comes from their 2018 full-length Drive Train, the combo’s fourth exuberant platter of country blues, rockabilly, jugband and skiffle.
Firmly rooted in these traditions, The Dodge Brothers bring to them a freshness that has feet stomping and hands clapping from California to Cropredy, from the Mississippi to the New Forest. Their songs feature vocal virtuosity and heartfelt harmonies underpinned by joyous guitars, thumping double bass and rattlin’ snare and washboard.
The band features Mike Hammond (lead guitar, lead vocals, banjo), Mark Kermode (bass, harmonica, vocals), Aly Hirji (rhythm guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Alex Hammond (washboard, snare drum, percussion). Their music has an authentically American tang – frontman Mike Hammond was raised in Alabama and his youthful musical travels took him all over the southern and western U.S. – but with a strong British perspective from Culture Show presenter and film critic Mark Kermode.