The band Narrow Plains will literally manage to take you out to a dance night right in your room (or wherever you are listening to their songs). The result of Ed Sheeran being the main vocalist in Mumford and Sons would be this band.
The South London based indie/americana band consists of: Charlie Ferriday (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Connick (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals), Stuart Connick (Drums, Backing Vocals) and Edd Simpson (Guitar, Keys). Writing their songs together as a band you can feel that this band is more like a family.
They have published an EP and the Album “So rewind/Keep You Anyway” and are working with the famous producer John Davonport (who also worked with Bruce Springsteen, John Mellancamp, John Lennon etc.) The lyrics are mostly about the experiences they’ve made on their own and things their listeners can identify with.
On the EP there are six songs, very different, so there is something for every taste, like a good buffet. My personal favourite is “Somewhere in Between”, an acoustic, slower song, where Charlies voice comes over more sensitive and warm.
The album is mainly very upbeat and fast. “Restless Mind“, with the catchy lyrics and the soothing sound of Charlie Ferriday invites you in a world of rollercoasters that you want to ride and explore. Then there is “I Should’ve Known” which you will fall in love with when you liked the TV Series "True Blood” and the main theme "Bad Things” sung by Jace Everett. If you want to rest your feet a little you should listen to "Let it Die”, a song about letting go. "Tomorrow” is a beautiful, yet sad, love song, which I liked the most.
You will most likely hear about this band if you didn’t until now. So get on your dancing shoes and check out their songs!
Mystery Spotlight band for Ep 14
BIG LITTLE LIONS
Royston BC, CANADA
Review from our very own UNCLE MARCUS and he is from Canada as well. Small world!! Please enjoy this great piece about these awesome little kittens hailing from the
Great White North!!
The Cheshire Cat could be seen grinning and leading Alice all the way to the rabbit hole with silent introduction to the regions of our childhood fantasy.
Continuation and yearnful naivety drive this return to the womb despite heading in the other direction. This act will fool you into the false pretense that their catalog themes on the cute and insignificant. Combative history and sorrowful regret weaves in and out of this material, never quite getting specific allowing the listener to customize for themselves. Dramatic and surefooted, these musings hallow the many miles of retrospection with personal growth sown in triumph over the Demons. Celebratory dance acknowledges this pain and nullifies as though echoing through the highlands of any old country rife with struggle. Trance inducing harmony tricks the left side while convincing the right we are hearing male yet female bleeds through and vice versa . A unique dynamic in this advanced age of harmony . The pitch is flawless as though dictated by silicon and not humanity with reminiscence of church bells: steady and timeless.
A crafted melody dictated by fate is an impression that came about through the obvious works as somehow I believe they finished nowhere near where they started. With minions masquerading as veiled darkness, the self becomes the subject of an unending desire for growth meanwhile protecting the child and the complimentary harmony shows us the structure within.These percussive champions obligates my pen to assault my own darkness and embattled the very paper this is written as though a war drum.
Between the cries of inner struggle and a Saturday night in the pub, these lions have a purposeful knee slapping nature regardless of the topic at hand. A masterful execution of the fundamentals of what it is to entertain. A truly rare skill set indeed. Soaring vocals with clever instrumentation seem to emulate the timbre of an instrument that does not exist in the tracks but only in your personal experience with Big Little Lions and I would encourage the listener to see for yourself this magic I have witnessed. The reflective connotations are apparent in these tracks but the conclusions are sitting in obscurity and require hearing, not just listening. The sheer joy of awakening to pure trust and friendship seems to reward the tenacity to see through the gray
With soaring tracks like “what If “and the enigmatic “Unicorn” we see a varied palette of songs to encapsulate whatever emotion you so desire. There could be a familiarity with Big Little Lions, yet they reside on the fringes until now. Their music will move and confuse you, allowing hope and demise to occupy the same real estate in the mind.
The Big Little Lions are a true indie act and deserve to emerge as a monarch of their genre.