Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Grand 'Harbour' Review

The Grand
Self Release

Wakefield three piece The Grand have released another impressive bout of powerful indie-pop having previously brought out a self-titled EP. There is obvious influence from bands like British Sea Power, however they have definitely put enough of their own stamp on the music to avoid sounding like a replica of anyone else. The EP opens with the understated title track which sounds like you could easily be at a harbour, the band then move into some much more bouncy pop music showing some good variety. On the more upbeat songs on the EP the lyrical content is sometimes less cheery giving out a good contrast. A lot of the beats on the latter tracks also have a 50’s and 60’s rock and roll feel brought into the modern day which really seems to work well. All six of the songs on the record are of good quality and if these first two EP’s are anything to go by any further recordings from The Grand will be highly anticipated.

Matt Hill

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