ALBUM REVIEW: Archie Brown & The Young Bucks – Diddley Bow | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 15.10.21







Archie Brown & The Young Bucks must have had so much fun making Lonesomeville in lockdown that they decided to pump out yet another record amidst these restrictions and practical difficulties. But this lot are professional musicians, which is why you can barely tell that Diddley Bow was recorded towns apart.

This record is packed to the brim with feel-good folkish music that demands appreciation paid in foot-tapping and head-bobbing. Old-fashioned harmonica-led instrumentals are reborn for the modern age, and comes as a real palette-cleanser in an era of digitisation and autotune. Diddley Bow simply begs for a live performance and interactive audience, and The Young Bucks will make it to the Cluny 2 stage on Friday 15th October.


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