The Black Watch
Originally from Santa Barbara, California and based in Los Angeles, The Black Watch evoke the same fervor from those in the know as do bands such as The Chameleons, The Church and The Stone Roses.
Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist John Andrew Fredrick, the band has impressed a generation of music writers and critics while managing to stay just under the radar, keeping true to the melodic, guitar-driven power and majesty that have defined a legion of celebrated, if obscure, records.
While The Black Watch have occasionally heeded the siren call of psychedelia, their stellar discography to date has focused more in the realm of soaring fuzz-jangle pop laced with erudite lyrics. With their 3-song psych EP on Hypnotic Bridge the band adds a brilliant new dimension to both their own catalog and that of the label.