Joshua Cobos is a DIY artist from the city of Los Angeles, making music the way he wants to, when he wants to. It’s an interesting approach, and one that is to be applauded considering the city that Cobos is based in, so we thought we would check the Lavender Wine EP out, and we weren’t disappointed!

By Jane Howkins

Cobos’ music is best described as folk music, mixing together the more modern americana style with a traditional British sound. We’re reminded of 60s greats such as Simon and Garfunkel and Bob Dylan, as well as British artists such as Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling, making for an interesting overall sound.

Cobos records on a four track, which is somewhat evident when listening to his music. If we’re honest it’s fairly raw at times, and may sound a little too raw for some listeners. The final track on the EP, Ruski Doll, features a buzzsaw electric guitar riff that sounds almost a little shoegazey, and whilst there’s a good track in there, the guitar seems to drown out the rest of the track. The vocals also seem to have a lot of effects on them (which is a common theme across the whole EP), which actually detracts from the music, so some improvements need to be made in those areas.

However, Cobos is obviously a very talented and dedicated musician, having been producing music independently for the past fifteen years. Some changes need to be made, but the singer-songwriter definitely has some good ideas, so we have a lot of hope for his music in the future.

July 10th, 2018 from York Calling, UK Music Magazine

Releases
Lavender Wine Digital EP February 2018
Roses Red 7" / Digital EP February 2017
Close the Door Digital EP July 2016
The Bedroom Tapes CD LP / Cassette April 2016
Sunshine Melancholy CD EP December 2015


2019 Dates
Feb 17 London House Hollywood

2018 Dates
July 31 Redwood Bar Downtown Los Angeles
March 12 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
February 19 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
February 5 Pappy & Harriet's Joshua Tree
February 1 Basic Flowers Downtown Los Angeles
January 15 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood

PRESS
York Calling July 2018
Acute Pop May 2018

2017 Dates
December 18 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
December 17 El Rio San Francisco
December 3 Lot 1 Echo Park
December 2 Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles
November 20 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood

November Pacific Northwest Tour
November 15 Hyperion Tavern Los Angeles
November 14 Make-Out Room San Francisco
November 12 Lombard Pub Portland
November 11 Westside Lanes Olympia
November 10 W Hotel Seattle
November 8 The Grape Escape Redding
November 7 Sandrini's Pub Bakersfield

October 30 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
October 1 Stories Books & Cafe Echo Park
September 18 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
August 28 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
August 25 Natural Space San Fernando Valley
August 13 Vegan Brunch At Bernadettes DTLA
July 30 The Lost Knight Echo Park
July 27 Redwood Bar Downtown Los Angeles
July 17 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
July 14 Glendale Gallery Echo Park
June 19 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
May 29 Sunset Jam at the Viper Room Hollywood
May 18 All Star Lanes w/ Wished Bone Eagle Rock
May 15 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
April 17 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
March 19 Amnesia Bar San Francisco
February 20 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
January 31 The Make-Out Room San Francisco
January 16 Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood
January 14 Urban Social House Hollywood

2016 Dates
December - Kibitz Room Canter's Deli Hollywood

October TOUR -  New York 2 Nashville
Washington Square Park     Greenwich Village NYC
Pete's Candy Store     Williamsburg Brooklyn
The Singing Fountain   East Passyunk Philadelphia
Raleigh Station     Raleigh NC
The Bluebird Cafe     Nashville TN
Third Man Records     Nashville TN
Cafe Coco      Nashville TN
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September - Lyric-Hyperion Theater    Los Angeles CA
August - Echo Park Rising     Los Angeles CA
Push Play Festival     Pasadena CA
July - Pappy & Harriets     Pioneertown CA
KDHS Presents     Desert Hot Springs CA
May - The Lost Knight     Los Angeles CA
April - Ham & Eggs Tavern     Los Angeles CA