Without hope or agenda – Just because it’s Christmas – And at Christmas you tell the truth – here are five 100 word reviews just for you. Enjoy.
Mozes and the Firstborn
D A D C O R E; from the LP Dadcore. They’ve got this optimistic grungy energy, and this tune has some very nice chord progression.
I wish it wasn’t so echoey – I dislike it when acts try and recreate their live performance in what is clearly a studio environment. It gives it a gimmicky feel. They’re a Dutch band singing in English so maybe they’re giving fans who won’t travel a taster.
Its cool song though, production aside – Give the rest of their LP a listen In early 2019. Weezer fans will like.
Rob Jarvis and the Mercury sons
What a set of lungs this lad has! A stripped down performance and a mournful song need masterful guitar playing and a voice to accompany it and this guy has both.
It was written in Nashville – Jarvis spent 18 months there writing with the likes of Daughtry, Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires, Bob Seger, and more.
One problem I do get with this song is that it gets lost between that cracker of a chorus, which is a shame.
However I do think we’re going to see a lot more from this guy.
Harry and Bart
At first I thought these guys reminded me of My Morning Jacket, with a dreamy intro but then the chorus hit and they brought White Lies or Muse energy and banging guitar solos.
The song itself is fantastic and it answers the question – where have all the rock bands gone? But I think the lyrics could be stronger.
I love that the video for this really rocking single was clearly just shot in one of their apartments, I was expecting their mammy to come in and offer tea at any moment.
This begs the question – what happens when they’re polished?
I’m one of these plebs who doesn’t know how to review Jazz; I don’t know what to listen out for or what people’s intentions are when making it. I do know I like this song though, and I wanted to include it here.
The build-up of tension at the beginning of the song with the steel drums guitar and brass and piano are very effective and has a wonderful payoff.
But the layering on this song and composition work so well and the chord progression is beautiful and I could listen to it all day.
Papier-Mache is hopefully a sign of things to come from Michael Jablonka. The energy this guy brings to this track is palpable.
It feels like it will be a great one to dance to. I absolutely want to see this guy performing live; a crowd bouncing with this would be an experience to remember.
This guy has a lot of potential. It feels like the start of something wonderful – let’s hope he can get the audience he needs. Definitely look out for this guy.