TRACK REVIEW: Chris Mardula – Take It Or Leave It | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Chris Mardula’s bio for Take It Or Leave it will surely resonate with myriad bedroom musicians, as he writes of the difficulties of getting a band together (and keeping it together), of having mountains of demo recordings spinning wheels on hard drives, and the final realisation that they have to be heard somehow.

The result is a defiantly positive track, warm and assured, the well-rehearsed acoustic guitar and vocal reinvigorated in this iteration with synth strings and drums. There’s a sincerity in the vocals which really carries the song. His Britpop influence is apparent here, but with the orchestral strings it maybe veers a little more towards The Verve than other more familiarly brash Oasis-inflected sounds.

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