Album review: ahab – Wits End

Navigator Records www.navigatorrecords.co.uk

Ahab have been gaining rave reviews including ones from Bob Harris and Simon Mayo, coupled with honing their sound with live appearances including an appearance at Fairport Conventions’ annual Cropredy festival.

I have reviewed their previous EP ‘KMVT’ previously and that was one glorious piece of harmony filled folk meets acoustic pop. This release includes that EP, plus ‘No King’ compiled together and given a re-mastering.

Where to start? ‘Wish You’ and ‘Run Me Down’ show the band’s four part vocal harmonies off to stunning effect. Like the Byrds less the jangly guitar sound. ‘Lucy’ and ‘Docker’s Hands’ mine a more folk tinged sound, helped by having the mandolin playing of Luke Price complementing the guitars Callum Adamson and Dave Burn.

Just go and buy/download the damn CD as band’s this talented don’t come too often…

****1/2

Jason Ritchie



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Power Plays w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

BEFORE FIRE Dead Eyes (indie)
SCOTT & MARIA Never Give Up (indie)
CORELEONI Queen Of Hearts (AFM Records)
BERLIN Transcendance (Cleopatra Records)
PHIL CAMPBELL These Old Boots (Nuclear Blast)
PHIL LANZON Blue Mountain (Phil Lanzon Ditties/Cargo Records UK)

Featured Albums w/c 19 August (Mon-Fri)

09:00-12:00 SOLEIL MOON Warrior (Frontiers)
12:00-13:00 ROXY BLUE Roxy Blue (Frontiers)
14:00-16:00 DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS Dragons (Magnolia Music/Thirty Tigers)

Albums That Time Forgot (Mon-Fri)

JAMES STEVENSON Everything’s Getting Closer To Being Over (2013)



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