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Huge Smile Revival – The Common Veil (2021)

Coming at us from the Bristol area of
the UK with this, their debut EP, the trio of Huge Smile Revival
steadiness retro psych rock leanings with some extra fashionable rock tough
‘n’ tumble looseness.

Lead monitor “Sacred Mushroom” lays
in a selection pattern earlier than sliding right into a heat groove, which finds its
approach into larger, sooner, and rowdier kinds because the group will get down
with it. Staying instrumental, they maintain the concentrate on the tones,
rhythms, and interaction, and end up a high-charged piece of cool
exploration consequently. Because the transfer into “Divided Sort”, a bit
of a twist on pub rock rhythms sneaks its approach in, spiked with sufficient
grungy perspective to show it on its ear. This music additionally brings within the
vocals, which merge with the grumbly fuzz to nice impact, dipping
into and rising out of it because the concord retains shifting. A tasty
guitar solo provides it that rather more kick, and retains the vitality up as
the EP strikes to its second half.

“Amhran Siog (Fairy Track)” provides a
massive nod to the group’s regional roots, and whereas there may be some
starry-eyed folksiness to the acoustic guitar lead-in, and
accompanying lightness of the vocals, BSR faucet again into the
straight-out rock earlier than they lose momentum. That play with
contrasts fuels the remainder of the music, with the band taking
alternating scoops from every, and the clearer sections put an even bigger
highlight on the band’s lyrical facility. Closing issues out, “The
Helm” indulges in some tonal lushness, using the listener in on
echoing guitar chords, with the identical impact giving the vocals a spacy
vibe. There is a wistful high quality to the taking part in on this final monitor,
pushing the band’s emotional place out from the mass of the EP’s
rock-out method. It is a good present of their vary, and the slowed
tempo is given sufficient change-up within the breaks to maintain it from turning
right into a closing lullaby. All collectively, nice work from this group on
their first outing, and sufficient high quality throughout the songs to have me
eagerly awaiting their subsequent launch.

~ Gabriel

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Frozen Planet….1969, The Heavy Co., Pale Gray Lore, Vanilla

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Huge Smile Revival – Sacred Mushroom



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