Liverpudlian quintet This is War! have crafted this excellently catchy tribute to Bob Dylan – named ‘Exile Poet’. Piecing together sounds as scattered as The Stranglers and fellow Mersey-wonders The La’s, the band, who only formed in the second half of 2021, do their musical idol justice by creating a truly tuneful anthem expressing their exaltant hero worship of the fella.
Even though the band are in their infancy they’ve still managed to pump out 7 singles so far with a plan to release a single a month until Autumn of this year, each release building on the last with ‘Exile Poet’ being potentially their most accomplished release yet. We’re sure if the cantankerous troubadour sixties icon himself were to stumble across the track whilst pottering about on Spotify even he’d be a little bit chuffed.
This is War! play EBGBS in Liverpool on Friday 19th August 2022 if you’re roundabout the area. Tickets are purchasable by tapping this link.
‘Exile Poet’ was released on 29th July 2022 and you can take a listen on the Spotify link below: