The Huguenots “Heyford EP Remasters 2021”

Independent, 2021

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Remastered 2014 debut reaffirms need for new material.

Huguenots ep heyford artFive tracks by the duo who received a fair amount of attention for their EP released earlier this year entitled ‘Post Christmas Lullaby’. These were originally recorded in 2014 and features singer-songwriter Bayley Pike and multi-instrumentalist Tom Fleming. It starts with a jaunty banjo-driven number ‘Get Back To Me‘ which is pleasant enough but doesn’t really get under the skin despite several rotations; this is followed by the slightly mellower ‘Boom, Boom Times’ which although lyrically interesting again fails to impact beyond a passing interest. As the EP progresses the vocals begin to grate as the voice is often struggling to hit the notes and lacks a charm to get away with it. ‘The Beehive’ is a song about a local pub and ‘Easy Loving’ is a nice enough love song but both sound cobbled together after a few pints and the final track ‘The Way Around Your Heart’ although instrumentally different is a muddled thrash with some harmonies chucked in.

I’m not sure why this has been remastered, I’m sure the original had a charm but following their earlier mentioned EP this seems a backward step. New material please!

3/10
3/10

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Riding the one eyed horse into dead town the scales fell from his eyes. Music was the only true god at once profane and divine The dust blew through his mind as he considered the offering... And then he scored it out of ten and waited for the world to wake up

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