Joder, hasta ahora, no habia prestado atención a este disco y me esta pareciendo ABSOLUTAMENTE MARAVILLOSO. De lo mejorcito que llevo escuchado este año, sin ningún género de dudas.
"This Lake District (Carlisle) sextet includes the Singh brothers Ben (vocals, lead guitar) and Jonny (lap steel) and a couple of cousins on guitar (Marcus Dodds) and bass (Mario Renucci). Jonny’s lap steel is the predominant instrument which encapsulates their sound firmly in the dreamy Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Flying Burritos triangle. Besides all the instruments, they toss in the occasional sonic effect like backwards guitars and spacey loops to create an incredibly rich sonic palette. A laidback ‘70s vibe permeates lonesome, pining tracks like ‘See You In The Morning’ which benefits from many of the aforementioned effects. ‘Hollywood’ eschews an overtly Eagles commercial arrangement which is to the lads’ benefit – they’ve wisely chosen to incorporate their favourite bands’ influences without pushing for a slick afterglow that has destroyed many link-minded country rock interpreters.
Strong melodies are another bonus – they flow naturally and are never forced at the expense of the arrangements, which are tight while still allowing for the occasional tasteful solo (cf. ‘She Gets High’). I also appreciate the fact that they’ve resisted the temptation to turn their three-guitar attack into pseudo-Lynyrd Skynyrd wankery. Crystalline guitar lines serpentine around toe-tapping melodies throughout that had me digging out the Brummels’ Bradley’s Barn and my old Burrito’s and Byrds’ LPs – always a good sign. The vocals are another strong suit – soft, emotive, pleasant harmonies. There’s not a bum track on the album, but ‘Watching Over Me’, the winsome ‘Music Man’, and the eight-and-a-half minute psychedelic epic ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ (not the Steppenwolf tune) are particular favourites.
That exquisite ‘70s country rock sound is making a welcome comeback, what with recent releases by Sweden’s Amazing, London’s The See See and the return of Beachwood Sparks. Add this to the pile and keep an eye out – these guys are hereby pegged as 2013’s Next Big Thing and I’m already pencilling this in as one of my top albums of the year!". Jeff Penczak (Ptolemaic Terrascope)