Pop / Brit Pop / Rock
This is very much my sort of music.
You're are never sure what to expect when you take on a review ... more This is very much my sort of music.
You're are never sure what to expect when you take on a review and so I was pleasantly surprised when "See the sunshine" filled my eagerly awaiting ears with a gorgeous song full of beautifully executed Brit pop influences.
This Britpop influence though is very subtly achieved by meshing the key aspects of some of Britain's most influential artists.
There is a very definite XTC vibe (personal favourites of mine) and the voice carries many of Andy Partridge's mannerisms (and a fair few of Colin Mouldings'.)
I can also hear latter day Kinks and hints of Nineties darlings Supergrass.
The guitars sound sublime and are expertly played,- as are all the instruments. This is no mean feat considering this is a one man band. Usually there are some weak points when listening to a multi-instrumentalist; but this guy obviously has talent and nails guitar, bass keyboards and drums/programming..
Having played this song through a few times more while writing this review I seriously would put this up with Apple Venus XTC and this is the XTC album I love most!!!
The fact that Acquisotic states that this track is not designed to be "Top 40" says more about the state of mainstream music than it does this song.
I would love a chart full of this kind of feel good, well produced and tuneful songs.
Any fans of real music should give this a listen.