TRACK REVIEW: Gaz Price – The Muskerz Are Coming | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A brilliantly earnest piece of classicist Britpop-inflected songwriting, The Muskerz Are Coming doesn’t try too hard and doesn’t fall short either. The Hartlepool-based artist Gaz Price aspires to be “somewhere between a Gallagher and a Billie Joe Armstrong”, and he certainly succeeds at striking a balance between the former’s command of melody and the latter’s prowess for socially conscious but pop-inflected lyricism.

Price’s biggest influence, however, is his hometown, and The Muskerz Are Coming paints a vivid picture of this without slipping into overused clichés or over-earnest sloganeering; instead, Price opts for refreshingly brutal honesty, with a strong respect for the craft allowing The Muskerz Are Coming to stand toe-to-toe with your Cinnamons and your Braggs. Brilliant stuff.

Released: 26.02.21

 

GAZ PRICE · The Muskerz are coming

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