THE DUNWELLS - Follow The Road

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 152 / 7-8-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Concord | Autor: WS

This band grew up in the pubs of Leeds. Together with producer John Porter (Bryan Ferry) she has now released her debut album. With the title song she presents a sparkling Americana song full of rootsy almost metallic sounding slide guitars and rich vocal harmonies, which is just as connectable to Mumford & Sons as to old Seventies folk rock brand CSN&Y. "Goodnight My City" howls at the dark sides of modern nightlife in genuine Eagles-style. Several songs are acoustically kept and stand exactly in the old, wonderful Seventies cosmos of CSN, America, the Eagles or Jackson Browne. Song titles such as "Oh Lord" and "Saving Grace" show that the content is ultimately about the search for salvation in the midst of human relationships. But of course other tracks are really fast and fit tightly between the Hooters and Lumineers. The Dunwells never reach the manic size of Mumford & Sons. But the bottom line is that the young charmers with their wonderful vocal and relaxed folk rock harmonies are much better off with Crosby and Eagles admirers anyway.

Top track: Oh Lord

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