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spectrals-sob story lp (slumberland)

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spectrals: sob story

But what of the new album? Well, after an understated guitar intro, a buzzsaw starts up and 'Let Me Cave In' comes sliding in. At once it is obvious that Sob Story oozes a new confidence not heard on Bad Penny or his earlier releases. The songs sparkle: they are catchier, poppier, more direct into your ears than ever before. The album displays Louis's wide-ranging influences – many loves developed on family car journeys growing up – from Big Star and The Rolling Stones, through Nick Lowe, Tom Petty and Slade to Galaxie 500 and even blink-182. Some of these sounds are more obvious than others but it is legendary Welsh rock 'n' roller Dave Edmunds that Louis names as the key influence on his songwriting and the sound he wanted on this record, saying that he was "trying to cop some of those Country and Rockabilly licks he does." Louis takes all these influences and puts them together to create something that is undeniably Spectrals. Much like his favorite musician Elvis Costello, Jones has always been a musician who could traverse many styles across an album but who never lost his own style and voice whilst doing so.

Spectrals - Sob Story


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