The term SNOWDROPPER has dual meanings; it’s a 1920’s slang term for cocaine addicts, but also a turn of phrase referring to deeply disturbed individuals who have a penchant for stealing woman’s panties off clotheslines. As a band The Snowdroppers have a foot in both camps, but they also delight in delivering boozed up, toe tapping, foot stomping blues rock, all with a thrillingly ‘tip your hat’ homage to nostalgia.
The Snowdroppers’ one true calling in life is to introduce and convert heathen nonbelievers (especially the young, the old, the fragile and the interned) into a new generation of obsessed blues drenched rock n’ roll acolytes. These four clean-limbed honkeys, Johnny Wishbone (Vocals, Banjo & Harmonica), Pauly K (Guitar), London (Bass) and Cougar Jones (Drums) are in reality dirty boys eager to mix things up a little. Fusing their love of the old time blues and country masters with their more contemporary influences, The Snowdroppers are hell-bent on promoting promiscuity and will deliver that message courtesy of their ribald songs of fornication and intoxication.
Too Late To Pray is a 12 track album that is an all out assault on the mundane, expanding musical styles from the humblest of Blues to Rockabilly, Punk, Gospel, Country as well as the unmistakable sound of percussive 70’s porn movie instrumentals.
Their debut CD arrived in the ARIA Top 100 and the first single ‘Rosemary’ had radio programmers across the country rushing to reschedule news bulletins to find extra on air time for it, while TV networks and shows like Rage (Indie Clip Of The Week), Channel V (V Music Promo) and MTV have all strengthened and readjusted their satellite dishes so the video can make contact with a larger audience including extraterrestrial life forms (every market is important to these guys - even distant universes).
Hot off the heels of being named in the top ten band to watch in 2010 by Sydney Morning Herald & Rolling Stone, The Snowdroppers continue to play live to packed houses around the country as recently indicated by their sold out Manning Bar show in November 2010. A string of sold out Sydney shows, a highly successful “Do The Stomp” national headline tour, stunning unexpected audiences while supporting international heavyweights such as Seasick Steve and The Avett Brothers, a national regional tour with Grinspoon, and frequenting festival stages such as East Coast Blues and Roots, Come Together and Peats Ridge have solidified The Snowdroppers energetic and exhilarating live reputation.
Combining a healthy cocktail of sex, death, blues and religion has made The Snowdroppers ready and able to live up to their ever expanding reputation.
The Snowdroppers - Rosemary
Promotional video for Rosemary - taken from the album 'Too Late To Pray'