Bangor band, Carpenter Joe is set to release their album, Woke Up This Morning With Car Bomb Hair.
A formulaic take on the sound of the 80’s; think the early days of The Smiths and REM. Each musical vignette telling a story, as in particular with the track, California.
This back to basics approach with straightforward guitar riffs and dancefloor friendly tempos. This retro 80’s vibe vocally translates to a beguiling blend of Echo and the Bunnymen and Crash Test Dummies.
Stand out favorites include, And I Don’t Want This Night to End, Sail Away. Dreamed About, for its lovely guitar intro, and Love Won’t Ever Let You Down for it’s slow dance worthy stride.
Not for Nothing is the track that strays from the pack a bit with hard-hitting guitar and drum licks, and uncompromising social commentary.
Woke Up This Morning With Car Bomb Hair is a confident collection of tracks, with a familiar sound and a renewed vigor.