THE SEA - High On... (EP)

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 5/10 | Label: Popup | Autor: JV

Sometimes two musicians are enough to rock the place. Or, in the case of the two brothers D'Chisholme, larger festivals (Reeperbahnfestival, Eurosonic). They mix rock, blues and punk to original songs, which at the same time radiate retro charm and seem fresh and cheeky. Exception: the somewhat schmaltzy "Number One", which reminds a little of Ritchie Valen's "Donna" or similar fifties/sixties ballroom cuddlers and is both a bit dusty and out of place. Luckily, it only takes about a minute and a half. Another shortcoming of the short record: It seems like a demo created in a hurry. And this despite the fact that John Cornfield sat at the controls, the man who had already worked with Muse, Supergrass and Oasis. A second EP is to follow this year. Maybe the duo should have taken a little more time to show off with a full-fledged, more mature CD. Maybe the fans like this spontaneous snapshot better. I don't know.

Top Track: Letter Bomb

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