ALBUM REVIEW Kula Shaker – 1st Congregational Church Of Eternal Love and Free Hugs | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Strangefolk Records

Released: 10.06.22

 

 

 

 

 

After a seemingly long hiatus of six years, Kula Shaker have produced an album that will be worth your pennies (pet peeve, albums that don’t even last half an hour. Kudos). Kula Shaker have produced 15 tracks of genre-crossing pleasantry which will appeal to anyone who likes good old rock and roll.

Tracks that resonated most with me are 108 Ways to Leave Your Narcissist, with its Beatles-esque India-era upbeat feel, Where Have All The Brave Nights Gone with its bit of organ work and bluesy keys, and the rock and roll and very poetic Bumblebee.

The album looks at many themes such love, fear, a bit of religious rhetoric…you know the BIG stuff, but wrapped up in an easy listening packet and tied with a bow. The album doesn’t try and compete with previous albums, which I can completely appreciate. If anything this shows the true pedigree of the musicians.

 

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