Snowbird Records www.onemileanhour.com
One Mile An Hour are a three piece band and they are heavily influenced by another three piece – Crosby, Stills & Nash. Vocalist Jeff Kightly has wonderfully high register – on ‘Magpie Song’ he recalls the late, great Jeff Buckley. That song also features electric guitar solos reminiscent of Queen’s Brian May circa the ‘Night Of The Opera’ album, very impressive.
The music lulls you in, nothing heavy and a classy mix of folk guitar picking and a late 60′s groove in the rhythm section. Opener ‘Sunken Ships’ could be a long lost CSN song and it is only the modern production by John Dent (John Martyn/Nick Drake) that gives the game away. ‘Nine Eight’ is a ten minute jam and something a bit different from what has gone on before.
Stay with this album as bar a few songs like ‘Sunken Ships’, it is not an instant album by any means but one that reveals itself a little more musically after each successive listen. Listen, enjoy and be amazed…
In his show broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 10 May David Randall played a further selection of artists and albums included in the new Features series, “2020 Vision”.
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Featured Albums w/c 25 May (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 FM Synchronized (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 THE ROCKET DOLLS The Art Of Disconnect (indie)
14:00-16:00 BEN KUNDER Searching For The Stranger (indie)
Power Plays w/c 11 May (Mon-Fri)
THE MERCY KILLS Alone (Golden Robot Records)
DEAD REYNOLDS By Your Side (indie)
THE JAILBIRDS Watery Grave (Golden Robot Records)
ALI MASS & MICKY MOODY These Times (Last Man Music)
MASSIVE WAGONS Bangin In Your Stereo (Earache)
UDO We Are One (AFM Records)
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