The April Maze
The April Maze (Album)
I have to say I was impressed. What The April Maze have produced is something simple, yet different at the same time.
They’re just a duo using only guitars, a cello, a banjo and a simple stomp to go alongside their vocal talents.
There’s a definite folk sound to the majority of their tracks and I have to say I’m a bit partial to the banjo sound, if it’s done properly.
The opening two tracks in particular, ‘Will I Ever’ and ‘Oh Yesterday’ stood out. I’d definitely recommend having a listen.
Down Like Gold (Album)
The first impressions weren’t good, mainly because the opening track, ‘Too Bright To Shine’ was not particularly brilliant, however working my way through the album I came to realise it wasn’t all that bad.
It made for easy listening and I did find that ‘Savannah’ was quite catchy.
Some of the songs did sound the same and there perhaps wasn’t enough variation, however I’d say that ‘My Spirit Is Broken’ was slightly different and took on a more indie approach, making it stand out that bit more.
All in all, a solid album.
THere, There and Everywhere
Charlie Landsborough (Album)
IF I had never heard songs on this album, I think I would have enjoyed it more.
However, as this celebration of the Beatles featured some of the best-known songs created by the Fab Four – both collectively and individually - it had a pretty high standard to live up to.
There were some interesting adaptations of the songs, which included She’s Leaving Home, but I could not help but think it was unnecessary to redo them.
I’m a big Beatles fan, and though I appreciate attempts to recreate some of the songs, and put a different spin on, I often can’t help but wonder why it is necessary.