No sooner had I wondered about the fate of Saint Bernadette that an email dropped into my inbox informing me that “after five years and five albums, Saint Bernadette is taking a well-deserved rest”. Dang! However, said email was kind enough to point me in the direction of the members’ new projects, one of which is Marvin and the Cloud Wall, from Joe Novelli.

For some reason, this kind of reminds me of Queens of the Stone Age, in the sense that it’s essentially robot country rock. I certainly don’t mean the robot bit in a bad way either: it’s got that smooth lap guitar and country-style vocals, but it’s paired with a rather mechanical drum machine and boy it sure does sound awesome!

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