Review Summary: ‘Home To Andy’s’ is most definitely a solid work from this burgeoning group.
You get a taste for the individuality the band looks to achieve throughout the album. The flashes of harmonica in ‘Carousels’, eerie opening to ‘Headstrong’ and the inventive guitar riffs, all help to bring a real sense of soul and emotion. The boys from Bath highlight their range with songs moving from the acoustic to anthemic. Lead single ‘Seventeen’s’ is a standout, marking the latter of these two styles. ‘Country Soul’ is another to watch out for. Seemingly, listening to the record it’s impossible not to catch yourself humming or tapping along to this. The raw, earthy sound definitely recalls Springsteen in places, whilst hinting at contemporary groups like The Gaslight Anthem, One Night Only and even The Goo-Goo Dolls at times.
Critiquing the work, it does perhaps sound formulaic at times yet it is undoubtedly a great album. It is clear that each of the four members has mastered their respective instrument. Not only does the record sound full and incredibly well put together, the creativity in tracks such as ‘Access’, with its dueling vocals and guitar, and the subtle organ in ‘Maria’. Whilst not ground-breaking, ‘Home To Andy’s’ is most definitely a solid work from this burgeoning group.
Reinvigorated under their new guise, Carousels and Limousines, the band formerly known as Grace have returned to release their sensational debut album ‘Home To Andy’s.
The bands highly developed sound has led them to earning impressive comparisons with such names as The Faces, Bruce Springsteen and The Gaslight Anthem. ‘Home To Andy’s’ certainly contains many of the musical influences from this talented group. Clearly the future is set to be bright for this refreshing group.