EP review: ALEX JAMES BRIERLEY – Home Sweet Home

Facebook [Release date 22.02.19]

Alex James Brierley released his debut EP ‘Listen’ last year to positive reviews, including a four star review from this reviewer. Fast forward a year and we have a new EP, four songs recorded over the past couple of years and further new music is planned for later this year.

The title track has a laid back feel, with a gentle backbeat and the soothing vocals of Alex James Brierley, although the lyrical content is a thought provoking one being inspired about a young girl who had no home, parents or identity. Shades of Jack Johnson here.

‘Back Of My Hand’ is a more straight ahead pop tune, strong hook one this one, whilst ‘Place Of Nowhere’ references the current Syrian crisis. This song has a alt rock slant, not unlike recent Manic Street Preachers.

‘Lifetime Away’ dates back from 2016 when it was played live at Bolton Wanderers stadium and adds a little electronica/loops into the mix, after a church organ intro. A simply stunning piece of music and the EP’s stand out for me.

Alex James Brierley is on the up and up with this EP and with some more live appearances should see his music being deservedly more widely known. Impressive. ****

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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