The Texas Flood Announce New Album ‘Overworked and Underpaid’




 The Texas Flood - Overworked and Underpaid


They’re hard gigging, hard living…and hard up. Bullish Welsh rockers The Texas Flood might not be awash with cash but the riff-soaked trio are in no mood to let empty pockets destroy their rock and roll dream. The band’s new album “Overworked And Underpaid” will be released on 27th October 2017, via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

“Overworked And Underpaid” is far from defeatist. In fact it’s a brutally strong statement of intent from a band that simply refuses to be beaten. The Texas Flood are born survivors at a time when throwing in the towel is the easy option. “We’re going nowhere,” added Williams. “Apart from back on the road – where we belong.”

Drummer and vocalist Tom Williams wouldn’t have it any other way: “It’s a constant struggle being in a band,” he admits “It’s a conversation that crops up all the time: can we do it? We’re always having to pull in favours to keep things going but we’re not alone. It’s hard work. But if we want The Texas Flood to make its mark then it has to be done. The dream is to do this full time and full-on. But dreams don’t pay the bills.”

Williams, Tom Sawyer (guitars/vocals) and Ben Govier (bass) have honed their unique hard rock sound across the UK – supporting Off Yer Rocka label mates The Quireboys and fellow Welsh Dragons Buffalo Summer. “The new record is a continuation of The Texas Flood sound but it’s a more mature album,” insisted Williams. “It’s a little bit different in places and it has some nice big hooks. It’s made for the live arena – and that’s where we intend to take it.”


Track Listing

  1. Roses
  2. Treading Water
  3. Gambling Man
  4. Forget About You
  5. Up In Smoke
  6. Shoot Me Down
  7. I’m So Over
  8. Ain’t No Cowboy
  9. Shake That
  10. Hero
  11. Lucky
  12. Reason to Run

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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