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Swaggery, swashbuckling ‘Cashville’ from Volk

Cashville, VOLK’s debut album, has just been released by Romanus Records. 

Christopher Lowe, guitarist of Cashville, discusses the album: “‘Cashville’ offers a much more varied sonic experience.”. Our live show encapsulated in an LP is what we’ve been doing for years.” 

Volk’s genesis occurred in 2013, in Berlin, Germany, with Christopher Lowe (guitar, vocals) and Eleot Reich (drums, lead vocals). 

 Reich studied theater while Low taught at a private international school. Their imaginations were expressed through songwriting. 

In Berlin, they threw themselves into the music scene. The undeniable EDM penchant of Berlin eventually became cloying. As Volk developed their sound and appearance in 2016, they toured across the United States, playing dive bars after dive bars, which proved crucial to their evolution. 

The 12-track album begins with “Welcome to Cashville,” introduced by Chris Banta, the man behind Romanus Records. With a pounding snare and grinding guitar, a brutal, punk-influenced garage-rock tune is born. With riot grrrl lyrics, Reich’s whiskey-soaked, raspy voice accentuates the raw power of the music. 

This article was penned by Jonathan P. Wright. Jonathan is a freelance writer for multiple mainstream publications and CVO of RADIOPUSHERS. You can read more of his work by clicking here. 

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