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More than CSN&Y meets Simply Red
on 4 May 2013
This London based band have drawn comparisons with CSN&Y while their singer bears a remarkable similarity to Simply Red's Mick Hucknall. However, the sound they make requires repeated listens to fully appreciate. Having played this non-stop all week it is like hearing something completely new & original, being so unlike anything I've heard for many a year. The strength of the songs and the musicianship is only fully appreciated with repeated listening. It needs a reasonable volume to truly appreciate. While the first track has an immediacy that may not be apparent on some of the other tracks, you will soon realise that 'Houses are burning' is far superior while 'Is it all worth it' is a stunning finale. Some tracks may take a little longer, 'Roses in the yard' could be a Crosby & Nash song and, for that reason, took time to appreciate. The musicianship shines through and you'll find you haven't heard anything quite like this record since the 1970's ended, but this is no retro revival. This is a band that clearly appreciates the West Coast Sound of the late 60's/early 70's but with its focus on the here & now and what a great lead singer they have. Four stars may well be an understatement as this will definitely be in my top ten albums for 2013.