Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Luminous Newts - Songs From A Local Universe (2018)
The second album from this US band.
The band is a sextet with a lineup of bass, drums, keyboards, violin, guitars and vocals. Mostly female vocals, that is.
I have never had the chance to sample their 2015 self-titled debut album. So I do not know their development. That album got them a listing in ProgArchives though.....
.. Something Songs From A Local Universe would have got them too.
The music is a mix of progressive rock, indie rock and Americana. Americana as in mainstream country'n'western.
There is a lot of U S A in their music, that is for sure. And clocking in at just over half an hour long, this album deserves the label "short & sweet".
The music has some good details and some good hooks. The vocals is really good. The music is leaning pretty heavy towards country'n'western at times and that is a bit annoying.
This is still a fairly good album and well worth checking out. I am not won over. Not even by the short appearance of a clucking hen midway through the album.