Saturday, May 30, 2015

“Chasing Tails” by Sloes and “An Understanding” by Cavalry

     After receiving an email invitation to review the latest single by Sloes, we headed to the Soundcloud upload. The name of the song is “Chasing Tails.” It is different than “Devil in You,” which is the song that originally brought attention to the Sloes. “Chasing Tails” has a greater emphasis on Rock. Still, both songs benefit from the presence of the violin and the backing vocals of Elizabeth Milnes.
      It wasn’t surprising that we enjoyed “Chasing Tails.” But what occurred after the song was unexpected. Soundcloud migrated to a song by Calvary. “An Understanding” begins with the sound of a mandolin (although it may be generated by a guitar). The song is spirited, yet dark. Having enjoyed the one song by Calvary, we tried the other two. “Lament” and “Leaves” are at least as attractive. 
          Sloes is a quintet based in London. The members are Jerome Clark (vocals, samples, drum machine), Paul William Hand (guitar, backing vocals, keys), Luke Coare (drums), Jo Milnes (bass, backing vocals, keys) and his sister Katie Elizabeth Milnes (violin, backing vocals, keys).
      “Chasing Tails” by Sloes

     Cavalry is a band from Liverpool. The members are Steven Taylor (guitar), Gareth Dawson (drums), Alan Croft (lead vocals), Austin Logan (guitar) and Paul James Jones (bass).
      “An Understanding” by Cavalry

     “Lament” by Cavalry

     “Leaves” by Cavalry

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