It has been exactly 55 days since rumors of a brand new supergroup side-project featuring Josh Homme, Dave Grohl, and John Paul Jones first surfaced. 22 days since the project, which turned out to be called Them Crooked Vultures, was officially confirmed. 17 days since those Vultures made their official debut at a Lollapalooza aftershow. Yet, minus some 14 second teaser trailers and shaky YouTube, we still haven’t gotten a an accurate representation of what Them Crooked Vultures sound like.
That was until last weekend.
This past Saturday, the band made a surprise appearance at the Lowlands Festival in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. And because restricting cameras and recorders at a major music festival isn’t as easy as to do as it is a 1,100 person venue, quite a few recording quality recordings of the performance have popped up.
Video #1 shows Them Crooked Vultures making their way through a track titled “Gunman”, while video #2 hears a performance of something called “Caligulove”. Based on the aforementioned teaser tracks, we previously described the band’s sound as bombastic and gritty, basically Queens of the Stone Age meets Zeppelin. Based on the below videos, it’s safe to say this description remains accurate.
Still no confirmation on Them Crooked Vulture’s debut release, rumored to be titled Never Deserved the Future and due for release on October 23rd. However, we do know the trio likes to sell pricey t-shirts.