TRACK REVIEW: Chris Hair & Wild Circle – S/T EP | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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There’s lots of reflective, hazy atmosphere, in this six-song EP from Chris Hair, layered with softly brushed chords, striking leads and vocal harmonies. Hometown wears its influences proudly; ‘60s/’70s alt. rock slowly building before launching into a beefed-up race to the finish, it’s reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain indirectly.

Live Again, Harbour of Love and Down By The Ocean all possess classic rock frameworks, the latter delving into a sweeter sound, while Three Lives of Antonia picks up the pace again, and Dreamtime winds things to a close with gentle sleepy tones. Lyrically things can feel a bit forced occasionally, but it’s a minor gripe given the lush-sounding production. Chris and the band will air the EP and more at Pop Recs Ltd., Sunderland on 28th June.

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