Bastards of Soul


Bastards Of Soul stormed thunderously on to the DFW scene in the spring of 2016 and created a substantial buzz with their dynamic live set and tight musical chops. Led by the raw soul power of charismatic frontman Chadwick Murray, the veteran Bastards crew put East Dallas Soul on the map as they evolved from a ragged bar band intensely learning the classic ropes, to a confident, well-oiled songwriting machine. The super-tight rhythm section of Danny Balis (bass) and Matt Trimble (traps) anchors a groove that's simultaneously sweet and gritty with Chad Stockslager's warm keys and Chris Holt's cool guitar flavors rounding out the sound to soulful perfection.

Eastwood Music Group released the band's debut vinyl 7" single back in November of 2019 and created a big stir locally when "The Way It Should Be" with it's cool 70's Atlantic/Stax feel found its way to KXT's airwaves. But it was the smooth urban soul of "The Waiting Time" that created the biggest waves, catching folk's attention both on the left coast as well as the UK's hefty soul scene where over half of the single's initial pressing ended up.

Bastards of Soul released their debut album in February 2020, a week before the US went into lockdown. Despite that, Spinnin' became a hit for the band, selling through 2 pressings despite no live support. They spent the remainder of the year writing their 2nd album and as Summer 2021 approached, they hit the studio to record Corners at famed Niles City Studio in Ft. Worth, Texas. Corners shows the band hitting their stride as songwriters, weaving together 9 tunes that are intricate yet always soulful.


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