Inside Out www.insideout.de [Released 29.09.14]
Another band back after a long break away, The Tea Party return with their first new studio album in ten years and the first since they reformed back in 2011. The Tea Party made a big splash in their native Canada, the US and Australia but never really seemed to get noticed much in the UK.
The vocals Jeff Martin of have a deep tone that really stick out on ‘The Black Sea’, an instant song and features a great chorus and the Led Zep tinged ‘The Maker’. The latter sounds like it was made for airplay.
They travel down so many musical paths, be it a blues rock stomp on ‘The Cass Corridor’ (loving the slide playing on this one) or the electro feel used on ‘Submission’. Both show different sides to the band with ‘Submission’ using keys and sampling to good effect.
‘Waters On Fire’ is simply amazing, the vocals and strong drumbeat carry the listener away. This is the sort of song that makes you realise how much enjoyment good music can give a listener.
The title track clocks in at over eight minutes, an atmospheric beast with extended guitar solos and Vangelis-approved keys/sound effects midway through the song.
It is so good to have this band back and making the high quality music we have come to expect from them. How this band are not more well known is a mystery and if you’re new to their music this is a good a place to start as any. ****
Review by Jason Ritchie
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