Saturday, July 19, 2014
Biscuit Mouth- Doing it Right and Doing It Well (2014)
When I first listened to this album I was immediately blown away by the great acoustics of the vocalist. To me, Biscuit Mouth is a band built around showcasing his awesome voice. What's more, right from the opening track you see that the band isn't interested in verse, chorus, verse, chorus; rather many of the track keep a continual progression to the lyrics in a storyteller fashion. Sure much of what he sings is indistinguishable, but the smooth, unbroken flow was a pleasant surprise seen all too little.
Once the third track, Gregory pointer, kicks in it becomes apparent how confident the singer is in his voice. Absences of noise are filled with his crooning voice. On my first listen it wasn't until this track that I realized how much potential this band really had. While this isn't my favorite track on the album, it is one that showcases what the band does best; angular guitars, a harder blues style drumming, and entrancing songwriting.
From there, this album remained strong. "You want something" may be my favorite track. While it starts out relatively simple, the lyrics fit the sound perfect, and sound like Bob Dylan wrote them. Moreover, at the 3:30 point the song style switch really kicks off the second half of the album.
If I had any one qualm with this album it would be that it is only two people. Really, the band could benefit with a good bassist filling up the sound. Moment of tracks like Sonny Mottram would have been much stronger if the guitarist could play while that guitar line was played by a bassist.
I found this album looking through random blogs with little visits. If you stumble upon it reading my little blog with little visit, I suggest you take the time to give this a listen like I did. I doubt you will be disappointed.
Listen to and buy it here.