Album review: THE DUNWELLS – Blind Sighted Faith

The Dunwells

Concord [Release date 14.01.12]

After hearing their excellent single ‘I Could Be King’ (which kicks of their debut album in style) the Dunwells follow this up with a superb debut album. They have just been announced as one of one HMV’s Next Big Things for 2012 as well.

Often bands and artists can have plenty of critical plaudits but lack that magic spark (or quite often a decent tune) to click with the public, no chance of that with this band who have familiar reference points when you listen and their own unique sound.

The band have a knack for penning blissful harmonies, check out the Crosby, Stills & Nash like harmonies on ‘Only Me’. ‘Follow The Road’ and ‘Hand That Feeds’ you can both see as future single releases whilst album closer ‘Oh Lord’ shows a reflective side to the band. ‘In The Moment’ is a personal highlight as the melody is so damn addictive!

The Dunwells can easily tap into the resurgence of all things folk and follow in the footsteps of Mumford & Sons. This is one band who live up to the media hype… get your hands on this debut album in March.  ****

Review by Jason Ritchie

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In this show, first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 2 February 2020, David Randall plays a selection of tracks from some of the artists who impressed at this year’s Giants Of Rock event in Minehead (24-27 January).

Featured Albums w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 NEWMAN Ignition (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 BLACK SWAN Shake The World (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 CORMAC O CAOIMH Swim Crawl Walk Run (indie)

Power Plays w/c 17 February (Mon-Fri)

SHAKRA Turn The Light On (AFM Records)
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Transmissions (Nuclear Blast)
RYDERS CREED Lost Soul (Off Yer Rocka Recordings)
FRAMING HANLEY Puzzle Pieces (Thermal Entertainment LLC)
ROBERT HART Mysterious (Escape Music)

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