Saturday, 30 January 2010

New Music Review: The Best Brothers Band - This Is What It Feels Like

The Best Brothers Band describe themselves as an indie/rock/pop outfit from Atlanta, Georgia. Below is a review to their track, 'This Is What It Feels Like'.

As the ride cymbal is gently tickled with the tip of Nick Fountain's sticks, husky vocal tones ease gently alongside easy-listening blues licks and picky riffs. It's the intro to 'This Is What It Feels Like', and I'm reminded of an American-sounding Kelly Jones (Stereophonics). I did immediately notice the lack of bass and felt slightly lost whilst getting into the song without any foundation laid, but soon got past the emptiness from the bottom end of the track; besides, Keane have done OK and although I was slightly yearning for some heavy semi-breeves to keep the bottom of the song tied down, the style of music was suited fine without. I enjoyed the crescendo leading into the chorus, as the many layers of backing vocals came at me from all angles, but did feel that the crash/splash cymbals were sounding slightly over-used. Having said that, Fountain keeps a tight funky groove locked in well considering the lack of bass. Leading into the chorus, James Morrison and Jason Mraz both pop into my head and I can feel the promise of a guitar solo looming. Here it comes, building and developing as it progresses; intensifying, winding and I can picture the band onstage, hunched in emotion and each caught up somewhere deep inside themselves. The last few seconds really show off the vocalist's range as he jumps into an Adam Levine (Maroon 5) ad-lib, rounding off the song nicely. It's a cool indie-pop song, definitely one worthy of radio airplay with it's friendly chord progressions and happy, singalong chorus.

If this has inspired you to check out The Best Brothers Band, and I urge you to do so, please visit their MySpace page where you can hear a lot more from the guys. They'll be performing at Rye Bar in Athens, Georgia on Feb 20th and a Haiti Relief gig at the Frederick Brown Jr Amphitheater on March 6th in Peachtree City, Georgia.

1 comment:

  1. thanks for sharing. i do like the sound.

    melts my heart.


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