Here’s a great video of Squarepusher and his band Shobaleader One performing for the Boiler Room, which is a web series celebrating club culture. The band played a mix of Squarepusher’s classic songs: “Hello Meow,” “A Journey to Reedham (7AM Mix),” and “E8 Boogie.”
Karl Clews has released “Dissident,” a new album of original music created almost entirely on his four-string bass. Clews has made several solo bass covers over the years, but his use of the style for his own music is a recent development.
Taylor has expanded its GS Mini line with a new bass model. The GS Mini-e Koa Bass sports the same scaled-down body and string length as its maple predecessor, with some new features.
Black Pumas won the “Best New Band” award at the 2019 Austin Music Awards, and this video should demonstrate why. The band recently made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing their song “Colors.”
Late last year, Thundercat announced his largest headlining tour to date for 2020. Now it looks like that will line up with the release of his newly announced album, “It Is What It Is,” which is slated to drop on April 3rd.
Gallien-Krueger has expanded its amp offerings with the new Fusion S series of heads. The hybrid amps have a tube preamp matched with a Class D power section. They also include a new first for the company.
Reverb shared this cool video of Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League demoing some of his favorite pedal tricks, sharing stories of his favorite bassists, and his philosophy on using pedals, including “Is this the most musically appropriate thing?”
Metal bass legend Steve Harris has released a new album with his band British Lion called “The Burning.” It’s the second release from the group, which keeps Harris busy when he’s not on the road with Iron Maiden.
EMG has expanded its lineup of signature bass pickups with the Robert Trujillo Signature “Rip Tide” Set. The Metallica bassist’s new pickups are described as a first with “stainless steel, black chrome caps to the world of the jazz bass.”
Genzler Amplification was at NAMM 2020 to unveil a new bass cab in their Bass Array line. The BA15-3 is fitted with a 15-inch driver with a vertical array of four 3-inch drivers, and more.
Bassist and No Treble reader Pete O’Neill shared his video with us saying, “Always loved the 80s melodies. This one is ‘Take on Me’ By A-HA.”
Though he’s known for leading the Marcus King Band, Marcus King has released his first solo album. “El Dorado” was produced with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, who performed many of the instruments, as well as seasoned Nashville ace Dave Roe.