I'm cracking on with three mini album reviews in my bid to catch up with the backlog. Podcast #11 has gone up as you may or may not have noticed so I'll try and get on to that blogcast soon as I can too. Then there's this coming weekend of gigs galore. Saturday sees The Dreaming Spires while Sunday is my Tom McRae fix. Expect reviews of those in some form or another too. Oh and I've not forgotten about the Gilmore & Roberts gig review either. That will be up before the others. Jeez. I'm out of breath now so best get on with these singles reviews....
Bursting upon the eardrums with a catchy beat, High Lights soon begins building at just the right pace. It entices you in like the promise of sweets to a child before Benny’s vocals begin working at the full range of their magic and that’s it! You’re hooked! There is no escape. More importantly, you won’t want there to be. In fact, there is so much life and energy from this track, when it does end you’ll be gasping for more before you suffocate from the loss of it. The chorus is so contagious you’ll end up singing along to it for hours after just the one listen. It really does have everything required to make it a humungous smash hit. Fast and furious punching drums to rev up the tempo, a killer bass line so precise it requires a microscope to study its complexities and a breathtaking mini guitar solo towards the end to close proceedings in true style.
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You really feel this feeling bursting out through every harmonious nook and each melodic cranny, leaving you mopping it up gladly. It is loud, it is lively and it is coming for you! Quite literally thanks to the guys winning the BBC6 Music rebel playlist and receiving some much deserved airplay with this very tantalizing track. This is in addition to Brothers in Brooklyn picking up airplay via Xfm and Radio 2. There is also the extra song See You In The Morning with this release, which is from the album sessions. I’ve not heard it in full yet myself but with the album offering one quality tune after another from start to finish, I have no doubt of any kind it will be just as fantastic. The preview makes me want more so I cannot wait to hear it! Maybe they will perform it live at the gig in Oxford this Saturday. Now, that would be sweet.
Having already featured this particular release a few weeks back on the blogcast for Band of Badgers Presents #9, I won’t ramble on too much here. You can read what I had to say (write) about this single below (pasted in for your convenience). Dorothy is the latest single this Canterbury-based bunch of psychedelic indie folk fellows is releasing from their truly inspiring and wonderfully epic self-released debut album On An On. Do have yourself a good listen to the track while it is here available for streaming. Then, after the first play when the sacred sounds and luscious lyrics have touched you deeply go and buy yourself a copy. If you’ve heard it then you know it makes sense. If you haven’t heard it, what are you doing? Hit play and read while you take it in.