TRACK REVIEW: Weekend Faithful – Ranch Dream | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Let’s hear some praise for the big dumb rock song; Weekend Faithful’s debut track serves to remind us that rock music can still be fun. The band features a bunch of musicians who’ve tasted success in previous acts including Idle Hands, Canyons, Shy-Talk, Drifts, Cauls, Calf and Night Flowers.

It’s worth forgiving the influences emblazoned unashamedly on Weekend Faithful’s sleeves – from the Hold Steady-esque phrasing and piano stabs, to the anthemic Springsteen-style middle-eight which culminates in a glorious riot of guitar licks and trumpet blasts – as Ranch Dream serves up a punchy paean to “graceless days of drunken complacency”.

Check them out in their full live glory at an afternoon gig at Old Coal Yard, Newcastle on Sunday 31st October with support from Slow Decades and Sakes.

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