“I wanna let all the weird creative kids like me know that it’s cool to be weird and creative. And that art should be selfish, and if you only make art for money, then you’re a whore.”
Featuring a Fatboy Slim style of musical craft-work. The vibes are superb, each moment makes sense once it’s there, but never does any of this appear as the logical or usual next move – a quality you quickly come to love about Vox Eagle.
Between the rap verses, the mellow tones, and the snippets of intense historical speech, the whole piece creates a powerful space and prompts the listener to think a little more deeply on the world around them.
Ed Hale is a fantastic songwriter – this album is driven by a fine fusion of this and a totally enjoyable, eclectic and impressive array of musicianship. Hale’s voice offers a certain meeting between indie-rock grit and singer-songwriter delicacy, the songs feel upbeat but calm – energizing yet welcoming.
Alexis is a project that has been compiled with care and professionalism alike – you can hear this in the music, alongside of passion and positivity, every step of the way. Gerred has put so much of himself into the album, and it works.
There’s something for everyone on this collection, but all in all – the full project is something to be shared & utilized at precisely this time of year. The soundtrack to your Halloween party has arrived – it’s fresh, partly familiar, frightening, and well worth taking advantage of this October.
The album encapsulates the issues of today, politically & socially, and does so in a passionate & original, recognisable way. Equal and Opposite is, it turns out, the perfect name for the album.
Holly Zell has something quite special & currently very unique about her writing & her musical approach in general, not to mention an unstoppable, ever-impressive singing voice. So many stages await this kind of talent & genuine love for performance.
This album has the power to take you somewhere else for a while – maybe to the lake-side motorcycle festival, or the depths of the West country for an all nighter at the bar with some live bands. It’s a mighty collection & would make for a fitting, refreshing gift for those who’ve almost lost faith in the future of classic blues rock & roll.
The band seem to be capable of any kind of live show, the performances and the details, the unity between all involved – incredibly impressive no matter the pace or the style of the song.
This album is immense. Even if it were the work of a band, the sheer creative energy, passion & detail is enough to blow so many other rock acts out of the water right now.
Things vary throughout, keeping you interested & creating something genuinely artistic & dramatic before you. It’s an interesting album in a number of ways, but it’s also quite easy to simply let play – a well suited project for those late nights that seem to never end.