The New Faith “Me On You” (Faith Healer Records, 2017)

Big sounding records sometimes bully me into submission and the sheer force of the music carries me along. Pete Wylie was like that, a wave of infectious exuberance, with tunes. Then there are more modern exponents like Doves or Elbow who fill their records with anthemic songs that leave me anchored to the spot. The New Faith aim big by piling on choirs, orchestras, brass, building the songs full of architectural detail.  Choruses have to explode, everything fits into place, all managed with precision – chance plays no part in construction, as though as much thought goes into the Gantt charts as the end product. Continue reading “The New Faith “Me On You” (Faith Healer Records, 2017)”

Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Wilco and more pay tribute to Tom Petty – Watch

Various tribute performances coming in for Tom Petty this week.  Firstly RS report that Bruce Springsteen opened his debut performance of Springsteen on Broadway with a tribute to Petty: “The singer-songwriter dedicated the first of his solo acoustic storyteller shows to the late singer-songwriter, along with Petty’s family and Heartbreakers bandmates, audience members told The New York Daily News. Springsteen also saluted Petty via Twitter on Tuesday. “Down here on E Street, we’re devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty,” he wrote. “Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates. I’ve always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him.” Continue reading “Springsteen, Fleet Foxes, Wilco and more pay tribute to Tom Petty – Watch”