A refreshingly hard-hitting collection that’s over-flowing with nostalgically infectious rock & roll rhythms & vibes
There’s something really soothing about this piece of music & writing. The simplicity of the soundscape is a part of this, Syke E’s voice is another – his tone fits perfectly with the mood set by the instrumentation.
Suburban Wildlife is a project that won my affection within just a few seconds. The crisp, warming sound of an acoustic guitar, a smooth & genuine leading voice, a comforting melody & a series of lyrics that offer both imagery & human reflection – what’s not to like?
The only thing that would potentially top playing this at full volume as you dive deeper into Friday night would be a live show from Billy Roberts & the Rough Riders.
It’s a pleasure to get to embrace these original works. Hopefully many more people continue to discover & connect with them in the near future.
Statements about life & growing older have the potential to connect with all of us. It’s a universal topic, but it’s not commonly talked about in popular music. Matt Purcell has approached this in a beautiful way.
The music builds from something quite mellow into something that is much more emotionally loaded & passionate – complete with chaotic drums & a freely wandering guitar solo.
The songwriting combined with the leading voice are what really make this project stand out. It’s refreshing to hear this genre making waves, what’s even more refreshing though, is how interesting, unexpected, and provocative so much of the writing is.
The late 1970s early 1980s was an electric era pregnant with possibility. ‘1980 REDUX’ is my way to return in spirit, in memory, to that excitement.
A fairly big step in a new direction. The concept suggests a thread, but only when you press play does the full scope of the approach come through.
Alien Skin’s arrangement of chords always manages to throw you off with some calculated change from major to minor. A fantastic representation of life.
Your experience will dictate the way it affects you; that’s how real art works. That’s what Alien Skin gives us, time & time again. This album is stunning.