At only four tracks long there isn’t a great deal of time to express themselves within or to make an impact, but somehow they’ve managed both to an impressive degree. It all feels very natural & that lets it connect & entrance its audience.
A single that stands out by a mile for its metaphorical strength, its entrancing melody, and its immediately uplifting musicality – among so many other elements that really help it shine.
There’s a definite hint of Leonard Cohen about Lorusso Jr.’s songwriting & the sound of his voice. The depth & the emotion, the delicacy & grit, all work smoothly together to give the story-line a certain weight & authority.
The duo exercise a sheer love for music – their passion runs through everything, making this far more about the writing & the expression & being lost in the moment than anything deeply rooted in genre or specific styles.
John Deere Green, a Joe Diffie original, comes through with a colourful & family-friendly ambiance – an organic & joyful way to let the story within shine brightly.
The perfect playlist of indie-rock & country fusion, offering both the grit & storytelling of Americana, alongside some superbly immersive soundscapes & unforgettable melodies.
Spayed Koolie offer up a quality collection of songs on this album. The music is smooth with clear-cut rhythms & an organic, Americana-infused pop aura that reaches out in an all-inclusive way.
The raw energy of a folk-rock, knees up band – the likes of which you’d catch around the stages of a summer festival – plus this interesting thread of story-telling & some really appealing set-up choices.
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.