TRACK REVIEW: Brass Monkey – Sandy | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A gloriously authentic slice of dusty, bluesy Americana, Brass Monkey’s Sandy is a funky and catchy cut that finds a heartbroken protagonist reflecting on lost love, bottling up his grief over what could’ve been. The lyrics (delivered in a phenomenal vocal performance) brilliantly conjure up vivid emotions without being heavy-handed or overwrought, constructing an interesting spin on a classic songwriting topic over a solid bed of bluesy guitars and a solid backbeat which recall the sun-soaked desert blues of yesteryear without being too beholden to pastiche.

This is a glimpse into an upcoming album from the soloist, and it makes for a cracking and tantalising look at what’s to come from a clearly talented bluesman.


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