EASTWICK - Beyond Reason

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Country, Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 158 / 3-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Eigenvertrieb | Autor: WS

From northern Sweden comes this four-piece band, armed with lots of guitars, fiddle, cello and choral singing, which follows the hymnal folk rock of the brand The Hooters. Their second album "Beyond Reason" makes you feel good with the sing-along "Trash" full of underdog lyrics. In "Out With The Old" acoustic guitars swing almost as if they had freed themselves from horseasso hugs. And jump nicely into the already deep breach of modern Americana sounds à la Mumford & Sons. "Up For The Ride" actually sounds like a cover of the Hooters of the brand "Satellite"/ "And We Danced", but it's not one. The melancholic "I'm Here" enters violin-painted ballad floor. The totally relaxed "That's All I Know" sounds like Fiddler's Green without a punk attitude. One always remains in the acoustic analogue space without artificial bells and whistles or distortion. Very nice. Some could almost come from the "Fisherman's Blues" sessions of the Waterboys. There are no song failures. Sometimes it sounds more like Americana, sometimes more like Celtic folk rock. The plate fits in every Globetrotter luggage.

Top track: That's All I Know

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