There wasn’t too much guitar kicking about when we nattered last was there? Let’s put that right, let’s get rowdy, Trust Me… I’m A Genius. That’s not me being arrogant by the way, that is the name of the piece of musicial geni THE FAMILY RAIN have created. There’s a danger of sounding patronising if you go down the ‘if you had a guide to a great rock track this would tick every box’ route, or of at least inferring something formulaic. But of course one of the boxes would be ‘don’t sound formulaic’, another would be ‘sound totally fresh even though you’re part of a 50+ year old genre’. You could throw in a ‘simultaneously sound down and dirty whilst also uplifting and euphoric, no matter what depressing matters the vocalist might be singing about’. You might have gathered that this song ticks a lot of boxes for me, how have I only just heard it??
Like TFR ‘Soubour’ by SONGHOY BLUES has been out there a while but has still to go crazy, having just broken through 200 000 views on you tube. But my does it deserve to go insane this song, the groove is the very definition of infectious, dictionarys should be rewritten now! This is the kind of tune utilised by the gurus, wizards and pipers heard of in childrens’ stories, tunes of such prowess they can mesmerise a human into doing what ever you want them to, or a rat over a cliff. Music like this is bi-mammal in its ability to capture, enthrall and move.
‘Wolves’ is a tasty wee tune, as well as enjoying the brilliance by association of having been created by the intriguingly titled THE CAT EMPIRE, single old ladies of the world your dream might yet come true. A nifty groove, playful brass, bouncy percussion there’s more than a hint of the afore mentioned guru/wizard/ piper sonic lore bout this song too. If this is a hint to the soundtrack of a feline dominated world, then I for one am up for becoming mr crazy cat man.
HEAR/ BUY THE TRACK:
THE FAMILY RAIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXYzrsJAJQE
SONGHOY BLUES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOValSt7YOY
THE CAT EMPIRE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVkgL7VQo-E