Ready, Fire, Aim’

The US band returns with album and tour

Paul Lamb & The Detroit Breakdown is delighted to announce their fourth album release on 4 November 2013 through EE Records, distributed via Code7. ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’ is a raw, honest, and true union of some of Detroit’s finest musicians. The blues rock band will be returning to perform in the UK in November, all dates below. The line-up of Paul Lamb [guitar and vocals], Layla Hall [drums and BVs] and Joey Spina [bass and BVs] have cut their teeth performing hundreds of shows across the US, as well as playing Glastonbury and touring with Walter Trout, Peter Green and many others. They describe the shows as being characterized by “Searing positive energy”, “It’s raw, it’s in your face, it’s like P-Funk meets ZZ Top!”

This album means a lot to Paul, who has become known for the strength and depth of his lyrics as well as the passion of his playing. He says, “The title is a statement. Detroit, like much of the world, is spinning out of control. There is a lot of uncertainty and a lot of guess work. We live in a society of disposable ideas. The world has become a data fire fight, a trigger happy information shoot-out. It’s fire first, aim later. The album is a diary of life told through 100 Watt Amps. ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’ is special because of the collaboration of some of the greatest musicians I have ever known. It was an honor to work along side some of my mentors.” These included people like Joanne Shaw Taylor, Erich Goebel, Bobby East and sound engineers Al Sutton (Rustbelt Studios) and Ed Wolfram PhD (Motown Studios and United Sound Studio). “I grew up listening to Erich and Bobby play and aspired to collaborate with them. In addition, I’ve worked on several projects with Joanne in the last several and it is always a pleasure”.

7th The Barley Sheaf, Liskeard / 8th Penzance Acorn, Penzance / 9th The Carrier’s Inn, Bude / 10th The Ship Inn, Looe / 11th The Barley, Truro / 12th The New Inn, Tywardreath / 14th The Greenhouse, Bristol / 16th The Meeting Room Elland, Elland / 19th The Robin 2, Bilston / 22nd The Polish Club, Barnsley / 23rd The Golden Lion, Maryport / 24th The Blues Bar, Harrogate / 29th Klozet Lounge, Dundee / 30th Non Zero, Dundee [1530-1730] / 30th Commercial Inn, Arbroath [2100 ? 0000]

“We wanted to make an album that sounded like a well tuned V-8 purring at 100 mph. To do this the band would cut the bed tracks live in the studio, getting them as solid as an engine block. Next, bring on a collection of other musicians and concisely install their elements. Last; mix like you’re dialing in a carburetor. Just the right mixture of explosive fuel and city air until all cylinders are firing in a glorious harmony.” Stand well clear! With ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’, Paul Lamb & The Detroit Breakdown are revved up and bang on target.

For more information please contact Chris Hewlett on or 0845 601 2833

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