This is an album of crafted and loved material, beautifully sung, played, captured and mixed. A 90s heart may beat at its core, but there’s a modern sheen hovering over it all – along with smart production and arrangement choices. A great listen.
Love on Lockdown is a sweet meditation on the current state of affairs that the planet finds itself in. A lovely, tuneful and satisfying song.
An accomplished mix of rigid discipline, sound songwriting and fab musicianship, All Night Long boasts savvy production, compelling vocals and memorable moments aplenty. Nice.
Slick, quick and sharp as you like, Late Night Drinking is packed full of goodness and rattles by like a melodic will-o-the-wisp. More, please.
I did some research on Padana and he has an incredible backstory which makes this album’s achievements even more remarkable than I impart here, but you should check that out for yourselves, as it shouldn’t detract from what the music (notably) delivers alone.
Radio Drive appear to be a band that knows how to do retro in a sparkly new suit. With some immediate melodies and interesting riffs, First Time is a diverting listen.
‘You’ll never get your hooks in me,’ sings Huff. That may be so, but these tunes have ensnared me from the outset. It’s mainly the obvious joy at their creation, and the opportunity to show off their wares that has got me so enthusiastic. Fantastic!
Starting off in rockabilly, Pale Blue Dot is a highly accomplished, heavy-concept tune that’s all about feel.
Strap yourselves in, because So Sorry isn’t taking any prisoners! A relentless, powerful, guitar-driven behemoth that is taking no notice of any traffic regulations today, thank you.
Where the verses have more of an acoustically raw, singer-songwriter style about them, the hook section explodes into life as a multi-layered moment of strength and fire.