Medway-based instrumental trio Upcdownc have been nudging (sludging?) at the edges of many a rock radar since 2000. But if you’ve never had the pleasure before, now’s the time, with the band’s new album, I, Awake, released on September 22…
Prolific songwriter Glenn Prangnell has released yet another album of fun, classy and well-crafted pop songs under his Groovy Uncle guise and this one may actually be the best yet. Mrs Saywell Says is a real pot-boiler — I mistyped and wrote “pop-boiler”, which is actually an accurate description. Great British pop with echoes of Ray Davies with layers of other influences so that it’s a bit like The Dukes of Stratosphear. Really good.
I Thought It Was About Time is Glenn getting his Burt Bacharach on with the help of Suzi Chunk on vocals. Some Motown in there too. And he uses that Sandy Denny chord change from Who Knows Where The Time Goes. Suzi is amazing on this one! Clearly it was written for her to sing; her voice is part of the song itself. That Nillson like stuff that she does at the end — and WOW, that high note at the end blew me away!
We’re very excited to announce that Basement Cat’s debut EP ‘Times Are Changing‘ will be released tomorrow.
Can’t wait for you all to hear these absolute bangers!!
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