Acoustic country rock vibes into big-band brightness, faultlessly captured, are what lead us into this crisp and addictive new single from Nicole Sumerlyn.
Always an act worth pausing for, though your stillness will be brief in this case – Shane Scarazzini aims higher than ever with an addictively energising, folk-rock knees-up entitled West Virginia Girl.
Classic country rock & roll pours through from one track to the next as Alberta’s Daniel Besuijen offers up his brand new album of unpredictable, interesting stories & songs.
Ryan Voss and the band set the scene with ease, laying bare a heavy outlaw vibe with the raw sound of classic rock, and a story-line that openly showcases its roots in country.
An interesting, introspective and often scornful album, but one that seeks to make sense out of interactions and difficulties within various relationships.
Wonderful syncopated guitar riffs and piano work introduce Burning Bridges, a zesty and confident piece of modern country, which rattles along at a fair old pace with some terrific vocals from Bree Taylor.
The subtle quirk of that off-kilter twang, the marching rhythm, the contemporary references, the rise and fall dynamic of the verse lines – everything plays its part and resolves in a brilliantly comforting way
In songwriting terms, this reads like a ‘how-to’ example. It’s instant, energetic, feels organic and effortless and is topped off with some cracking vocals. Brilliant fun.
All in all, a fun romp through an unusual lyrical idea that tells a clear narrative with plenty of pop hooks.
Home-made rock and roll with blissful dashes of Americana and superb songwriting every step of the way – this is an album built to embrace and be embraced in times of struggle.
A chaotically whirling Western tune, designed to get those knees up and the whole crowd dancing – lost entirely in the raw energy of the performance – Been Bad For Me is a uniquely impressive blend of country-rock and blues that’s quick to leave its mark.
Brilliant music, refreshing songwriting in a timeless style. A beautiful pair of songs that are well worth knowing about this lock-down – particularly for those who feel so far away from their loved ones.