Born in Lincolnshire, MartinTrimble and Glen Bartup have been blues aficionados since an early age impregnating themselves with the guitar licks of the eminent Muddy Waters and other early Chicago Blues legends. Named after Delta bluesman Skip Jame’s piano piece ’22-20 Blues’, they went on touring Europe and a bit of the states, the band released ‘Such a Fool’ to much critical acclaim. Their smart modern blues rock pushed them to the top of the game and they shouldered Oasis and Kings of Leon on world tours.
22-20 is not your usual indie band; their music is raw, gritty rock‘n’roll and the lyrics on their first record surpass modern boundaries. Guitars are incredibly dirty, songs are catchy and they bring together the essence of modern blues-rock. As NME argue. ‘The 22-20s are unquestionably the most exciting rock 'n' roll rumble since the Gallaghers’.
Particular love for ‘Why don’t you do it for me’ which is the modern blues lick by excellence.
Key tracks: “Why Don’t You Do It For Me?”; “Devil in Me”; “Shoot Your Gun”; “Such a Fool”