You get a sense this music comes naturally to the artist, which, combined with these folk-rock, acoustic ska rhythms & vibes, makes for a totally enjoyable EP.
There’s a delicacy to the music but still it manages to hit with impact – the sort of sound that would slowly but surely lure you over to be a part of the moment.
The instrumentation feels incredibly full – the warmth of the music is greatly strengthened by this big-band sound & subsequently Caroline’s own performances seem soaked in a new level of passion.
I heard a little Half Moon Run in the songwriting style, a reminder that lyrics that come from somewhere real & thoughtful are often the most intriguing. The Hills and the Rivers are a superb band.
The Scott Smith Band write beautiful songs, and their leading vocalist, the artist himself, has a subtle but stunning voice that carries their sound with power & personality.
This sort of energy & perspective hasn’t made waves in this manner since punk-rock first took over the airwaves & the live scene. The organic, acoustic energy of the band makes for an enjoyably rhythmic & quite delicate take on rat-race angst & unstoppable passion.
Poetic songs of deep thought, self doubt & reflections on modern life make-up the playlist for Jeffrey Dallet’s album Abnormal Oddities. What pours through is a folk-rock explosion of melodies & upbeat energy.
King Size Slim’s live performances are in a league of their own entirely. Milk Drunk is a stand out clip from his recent 2Seas Session, and to say his performance captivates is a pretty drastic understatement.
The instrumentation seems to take a little influence from various styles & genres, fusing it all to create this sort of classical-folk-rock ambiance, upon which the leading voice & storylines play out like emotional, mildly theatrical indie-rock anthems.
Taking a dash of Beach Boys, a flicker of Jack Johnson, and a fair helping of something a little more emotionally folk-like, the band emerge as dedicated songwriters & passionate musicians.
Showcasing the best in poetic story-telling & musical prowess, this album – originally called “Trump Songs for Leonard Cohen” – gives audiences a relevantly Cohen or Dylan-esque playlist of uplifting darkness & provocative reflections on life.
The immediate rhythm & bounce is infectious & uplifting in the best possible way. Bryn Scott Grimes offers plenty in the way of creativity & musicianship, but nothing in the way of predictability.