From the AUK Archives: The Twang Factor 2 presents: Concrete Prairie, September 2021

Concrete Prairie have just released their self-titled debut album. AUK’s reviewer, Viv Fish, was so impressed that she gave it that rare accolade, a 10/10 review. So what better moment to dust off the fine performance that the band delivered for our ‘Twang Factor 2’ competition last year. Coincidentally, we will also soon be announcing details of ‘The Twang Factor 3’ (seamless or what? – we don’t just throw this stuff together you know). So new artists out there, keep your eyes peeled to these pages and you could end up being our next 10/10 review! Here’s that fabulous performance and a great song explanation from the band.

The splendidly named Bath-based four piece indie, folk, country and americana band Concrete Prairie are our guests on the Twang Factor 2 this week.

The song that Concrete Prairie have chosen to perform for The Twang Factor 2 is titled ‘Day By Day’. The band offer this explanation of just what the song is about:

“Day by Day is a song about living in the moment, written after events that would change the lives of those in the band forever. It documents the acute awareness that our mortality is out of our hands and that death can be sudden & cruel, the fallout nuclear. Rather than wallow in minor-key misery though, the tune riffs on the idea of utilising this helplessness, living to the limits and making the most out of the everyday – treasuring daybreak, entertaining the spontaneous, living less static and burying idle woes. It serves as a reminder to both the writer and the listener that life is finite and despite what society tells you, there’s a gift in growing old”. 

If you enjoy this performance, and we can think of no reason why you wouldn’t, then please take a closer look at the band by checking out their Facebook page.

 

 


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From buying my first record aged 10 and attending my first gig at 14, music has been a lifelong obsession. A proud native of Suffolk, I have lived in and around Manchester for the best part of 30 years. My idea of a perfect day would be a new record arriving in the post in the morning, watching Ipswich Town win in the afternoon followed by a gig and a pint with my mates at night,

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