Brooklyn-based trio Highly Suspect are about to drop a 10-track collection of hard-charging, gritty blues rock. Mister Asylum, their debut full-length, is out Friday via Lyor Cohen’s 300 imprint at Atlantic Records. (They are the first rock group to join his roster.) They’ll draw comparisons to Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age but there are licks of blues-rock virtuosos the Black Keys and Jack White side project The Raconteurs elsewhere. (So far, they’ve shared “Lydia”, “Lost”, “23” and “Mom”—which premiered on EW, exclusively.)
Before their tunes get picked and parsed for everyone else’s personal playlists, frontman Johnny Stevens shares what he’s got on heavy rotation.
The group toured earlier this summer with Catfish and the Bottlemen and will head back out in support of Mister Asylum in August—a list of dates are available on their Facebook.