This music that is always able to scare your grandmother, but also tells stories that are worth being told. Rolf Thomas, Jazzthetik DE
This fall the Switzerland based band Cowboys from Hell present their third album “Running Man”. The Cowboys show much more variety in their music than their name may suggest. They create a musical hurricane out of funk-grooves, then rock riffs or electronics. You are reminded of Frank Zappa and Rage Against The Machine – you recognize influences of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin and hear quotes from Jazz and Pop – or you might even think of movie soundtracks.
Over the years the trio has gone through a surprisingly multi-faceted development. Although still powerful, their music is much more subtle, fine and sustainable and both the songs and the interplay are much more compact and authentic. The result is fresh music with strong vitality and energy.
The Cowboys from Hell were founded in 2005 with three musicians from different music scenes in Switzerland. Chrigel Bosshard and Marco Blöchlinger have been important members of pop groups such as Lunik, Marc Sway, Steffe La Cheffe or Myron for years. Christoph Irniger is on the road worldwide with his Jazz-trio and Pilgrim.
this is music with wall-cracking energy
Stereogum / The Hollywood Reporter
„Die Musik der Cowboys ist auf einem hohen Energielevel,
immer noch wild, immer noch Adrenalin-getrieben“
„Eine gelungene Mischung, getragen von brachialer Energie und ungezügelter Spielfreude“
„Mächtige Sound-Druckwellen schlagen einem entgegen, die eruptive Musik reisst mit und lässt zwischendurch auch traumartige psychedelische Passagen zu“
NZZ am Sonntag