Looking backwards to move forward has been Bailiff’s MO since the beginning. The band’s earliest musical efforts borrowed heavily from the blues and classic rock – snippets of John Lee Hooker and John Bonham swirling in and out of a foreboding rock miasma. Yet Bailiff has never sounded like a tribute act. Their debut full-length, 2011’s Red Balloon, blew the band’s blues-rock-rooted sound wide open. Elements of modern R ‘n B, reggae, 70s funk, and Native American chant nestled themselves into perfect pop constructions replete with head-nodding grooves and radio-ready hooks.