Keith’s album of the month for February 2012
A new year and a new band for me. The Dawes. Not to be confused with The Doors. I like this lot much better (not difficult for me). What are they like? They’re a bit alt-country, a bit Californian sound, a bit Eagle-y (not usually a good thing) and according to Stu a bit like Greg Johnson – a Kiwi singer songwriter.
I knew nothing about this band but loved them the minute I put this album on for the first time. It got an immediate repeat play. And then about ten more in the first week. It most definitely is my cup of tea.
It’s hardly challenging listening. And maybe the lyrics aren’t quite Jarvis Cocker. But the sound is what I love – it kinda washes over you. And I do love the vocals too. In fact, I really love this album. So don’t say anything bad about it. ;o)