"Bunty Hogan"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (68 of 101)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 114,333 - Total Helpful Votes: 68 of 101
Everybody Wants To Know ~ Swell
Why havent more people heard of Swell/ David Freel???

Think Pavement, Beck, Grungy Lo-fi Folk. What is not to like?
Feed ~ Swell
Feed ~ Swell
....you already have the album "Everybody Wants to Know"

This is an ep that was released before that album. Every track on here (except one) ended up on the album.

I love the music, but felt a bit cheated there wasnt any new material hence 4 stars.
South Of The Rain And Snow ~ Swell
Swell seem to be one of those undiscovered gems who have been secretly releases albums to sooth the ears of a select few people for the last twenty years.

David Freel treads a similar path that has gained his peers (Pavement, Beck, Grandaddy et al) a much wider audience and more acclaim, which seems totally unjust.

There is something incredibly gentle and relaxing about his acoustic strumming, and almost slurred grunged folk vocals that flow along perfectly like a babbling brook.

Swell's cocktail has always been made sweeter by its incredible percussion. I dont know whether this is down to the mixing or just having an awesome player at the kit. Nick Lucero… Read more

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