Nice one Dai!
Interesting music here. It’s got that indie rock/folk rock feel with a real Decemberists vibe in the vocal style, if they had gone more in a power pop direction that is. Actually the first song had a few Fleet Foxes shifts in it, too, but this is distinct enough. The second song took a strong turn reminding me of the Pogues “Turkish Song of the Damned”, one of my favorites and an odd song for the Pogues. “Cold Hearted Town” is a snappy number that should resonate with rock music fans of all types and even a few folkies, with its heartland feel. The rest of the album continues nicely in these established areas with a distinct Colin Meloy-esque touch in many of the songs. This band sounds like they would be a blast live and the record crisply presents some gutsy accessible songs. It kept my interest throughout.
© David Hintz