Update June 2012
Our 5th album is in production now, since the last update we've released two other albums, Nuevo Retro and Carl's Chair. Check out our band homepage for release dates and other info
UPDATE 16 JULY 2009 -
SPACEJUNK has been released and will be up on CD baby in about 2 weeks! SC2 (our second album) is in mixing...stay tuned or visit www.stormcellar.com.au for updates!
UPDATE FEB 09
Thanks for making Whiskey Talkin a big hit on CD Baby - by buying our album you are literally helping us to make our next one! We're in production now on our second album (SC2 is its working title. Have no idea what we'll actually call it yet) and an EP entitled 'Spacejunk' (the EP is being recorded on old analogue gear). You can follow our progress on recording both items at our website, www.stormcellar.com.au
Here's what some folks have had to say about Whiskey Talkin'
Check out the samples and the new videoclip things!
Stormcellar ‘Whiskey Talkin’ Reviews:
Steve Flack of GuitarHeroes.com.au reviews ‘Whiskey Talkin’
As a Duane Allan & Lowell George buff, I own all of their recorded output and sometimes lament that these giants of the slide guitar aren’t around & producing new material. However, I found a CD that satisfied my need for a good bit of slide guitar in Stormcellars' debut ‘Whiskey Talkin’, with Paul Read ‘a la’ Duane & Lowell in a very strong performance in the Blues-Rock tradition. The Duo is rounded out with the Big Man of the Sydney Blues Scene, Michael Barry on Vocals and Harmonica – Mike lays down his vocal lines with authority – he has a tough but smooth texture to his voice & at times puts me in mind of Dom Turner of the Backsliders & other great voices we know but can’t quite put our finger on, so I think we can say that he definitely has his own voice. Whether live or in studio, Michaels' voice is always choc full of personality, he’s believable & you know he’s having fun. Sometimes albums can be a little samey and repetitious with the songs complying with a genre, but ‘Whiskey Talkin’ is a grand tour of the styles that make up the blues rock genre, from the title track which is a very funky offering that has a Little Feat feel (after they had discovered Meter) to Electric Delta sounds. The engine room really carries the day with the old firm of Jim Finn on drums and Michael Lynch on Bass in support of the project. Michael Lynch shows off his skills with some wonderful mandolin playing. I'm hearing acoustic Led Zeppelin meeting Ry Cooder.
I think this is definitely one for your collection.
Steve Flack - March 2008
DRUM MEDIA Reviews Whiskey Talkin’
It’s a pity that this debut album by slide guitarist Paul Read and singing harmonica player Michael Barry, with a little help from the guys from Finn, kicks off with the weakest of their songs, because it might stop the casual listener heading deeper into the album. Not that’s there’s anything wrong with Mississippi Meltdown, its just that things get a bit more creative as the record unfolds and Barry’s voice, while it seems a little too clean to deliver the more formulaic gritty blues boogie of the opener (fancy having a blues singer whose throat has not been completely shot by cigarettes and whiskey!) provides just the right cruisey casualness appropriate to tracks like R U Ready For This and the slow burn of I’ve Been Down Before. There’s a lot of Little Charlie & the Nightcats in the hard swing and Elmore Leonardesque spoken/sung Yamanote Line (Hi Stylin’ Women). Read on the other hand has the edginess in his guitar work to recall the best moments of the likes of the late Duane Allman, and the addition of little ‘found sounds’ and voice bites adds a layer of colour and texture on the odd track you don’t normally get on a blues record. In fact, to say this is just a blues album is to diminish the versatility of the songwriters. Rather it’s an album with a blues backbone covering a number of styles informed by a blues sensibility. Shake’em Down Mama, for example, wouldn’t feel out of place on a Bill Chambers or Steve Earle’s album.’.’
Michael Smith- Drum Media - Page 43, May 6th 2008