CD reviews by Nick Cole including The Bazaars and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
PUSH THE SKY AWAY – NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (Bad Seeds Ltd): Nick Cave has during his 30-year career has often been accused of being misogynistic and morose and quite right too. Fans however should be alerted the songs like Wide Lovely Eyes on Push the Sky Away are full of warmth and beauty and as usual The Bad Seeds are instinctive and inventive. The songs on this album grow more compelling with every listen. 8/10
START OVER – BLAKE (Music Infinity): The foursome known as Blake venture into the pop market with their 14-track fourth studio album and Ollie and Co make a good job of it. Outstanding tracks are their covers of Bob Dylan’s To Make You Feel My Love and The Eagles’ Desperado. Six years on the road have made Blake the finished product and fans will love Start Over – 7/10.
SYCAMORE EP – THE MARINER’S CHILDREN (Broken Sound Music): This quaintly-named seven-piece collective are a joy to listen to. Tracks like in My Bed and Wolves within the Woods prove writer Benedict Rubinstein is an exceptional talent. Sycamore is full of lovingly-crafted music with accordions and mandolins to the fore. Well worth a listen. 8/10.
SUNSET SUNRISE – IN THE COUNTRY (Act Music): The Norwegian contemporary jazz trio celebrate 10 years in business with their fifth album. Morten, Roger and Pal push the barriers with tributes to Edvard Grieg, Jan Garbarek and Sigur Ros, embracing jazz, classical music and rock.The album was rec orded in the legendary Sunset Sound studio in Los Angeles last summer, hence the title. 7/10.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
THE BAZAARS – THE BAZAARS (Tomartyrs): Impressive self-titled debut album from the Leeds-based quartet featuring the two Jonnys, Woolnough and Pugh. The soon to be released single Girls In Time is the pick of the 11 tracks but all make for easy listening. The band spent three years putting this collection together and their time and effort has been well worthwhile. People in the know are already tipping them to be the next Kaiser Chiefs. 9/10.