blackbud Blackbud (CD, £8.95)label: Independiente
Blackbud have already received massive acclaim for their debut EP ‘Heartbeat’, produced by Youth (The Verve, Primal Scream), their debut album ‘From the Sky’ produced by David Bottrill (Muse, Peter Gabriel, Tool). ‘Blackbud’ the album, is a wonderfully warm and ambitious album which pieces together a patchwork of emotional and bluesy, modern infused folk, epic and ambitious, mile high melodics and driving guitar work. The album brings to mind ‘Pink Moon’ era Nick Drake, ‘Rumours’ era Fleetwood Mac, early Cream and even the confidence and introspection of modern acts like Elbow and Radiohead. ‘Blackbud’ feels like a grown up and mature piece of work, an album that reflects a band whose musical and personal growth and development was very important to them.
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