The Dandy Horses – Hat on the Sun
This is my new favorite EP…there, I said it. The sophomore offering from The Dandy Horses is flawless. This summery collection of tracks transports the listener to summer nights under blankets of stars through their playful sophistication of musicianship and lyric. ‘My Heart Goes Boom’ is sexy and a little cheeky and will have audiences singing out the chorus whether in concert or played at the club.
In case you missed the “boom” in the title, the bass drum keeping tempo underscores not just the beat, but the heat of this tune. ‘Driving Toward Blue Skies‘ is a polished blend of American country and Irish bluegrass and the track best poised for commercial success, though ‘February Morning’ will give it a run for its money. That and ‘Don’t Ask’ feature charming melodies and enchanting vocals and become fast favorites. This entire EP is utterly charming and could well be the thing that catapults The Dandy Horses into the mainstream. Noelle Ellis, GiggingNI.com