ALBUM REVIEW: Swampmeat Family Band – Muck | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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PNKSLM Recordings

Released: 05.06.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fusing together the lyrical directness of John Lennon with the cool country style of Johnny Cash, Swampmeat Family Band’s Muck is an uplifting slice of Americana. Frontman Dan Finnemore has spent his time living in the US well, as the musical influences have soaked into the band’s second album.

The positive vibe from the guitars chug through each track with a clear melody. The group uses new member Joni Coyne’s backing vocals to add an extra dimension to the sound on a number of tracks. The result is a live sounding album, which still manages not to sound under-produced. The infectious energy of the songs would get a festival audience dancing and singing along. The collection finishes with the whiskey soaked Sleazy Rider which adds a nice contrast.  

 

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