REVIEW: Chris Madden – Crazy Bars & Fast Cars

chrismaddenSinger/Songwriter Chris Madden has released the old school yet youthful EP entitled Crazy Bars & Fast Cars.  The 4 tracks are all extremely diverse and range from foot tapping energetic tunes to mellow and emotional melodies.

The first track, Streak-a-Lightning instantly creates an energetic atmosphere with its country guitar solos and strong vocals.  This is cleverly juxtaposed with the Tarantino-esque title-track Crazy Bars & Fast Cars.  The change from a lively atmosphere to a track that could easily have fitted into the From Dusk Till Dawn soundtrack demonstrates the talented multiplicity of Chris Madden.

We are then given two very mellow tracks entitled Danced In The Dirt and When You Hit The Ground.  The softer instrumentals accompanied with the emotional lyrics is a perfect end to the exceptional EP.

This EP covers all the areas of alternative Country and Rock & Roll as Chris demonstrates that himself and his band are very talented and have a very hopeful future. Chantelle Frampton, GiggingNI.com