September 15, 2015 - It Rock And Roll
 

Day: September 15, 2015

Following the release of 2012’s Women and Work, Lucero’s new album All A Man Should Do contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written. They read like chapters from his life: the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world and more.
Working with producer Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Flogging Molly) for a third time at Memphis’s Ardent Studios, the band felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them.

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Richard Hawley’s last album, Standing At The Sky’s Edge, was something of a departure for the Sheffield singer. Rockier, and with a psychedelic edge, it suggested that the former Longpig may have been saying farewell to his world of beautifully crooned, 50s ballads.

Not so. Follow-up Hollow Meadows is something of a return to familiar ground for Hawley, although it doesn’t feel like a rehash: instead there is a sense of refinement at work here. The opening of I Still Want You sees an added roughness to his velvet-lined voice, whereas Tuesday PM moves with the stately grace of a Nick Cave ballad.

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