Album review: Folks - I See Cathedrals

Straight from the heart and steeped in influences from Britain’s classic songwriting era, I See Cathedrals is an exciting start for Manchester’s Folks

Singer Scott Anderson has a helf-decent stab at classic songwriting on this Manchester outfit’s debut record.

The gloomy, appropriately-called Where Does The White Go? evokes his rain-drenched vignettes with velveteen trumpet and piano, while there’s more than a hint of British Invasion-era melodies to be found.

Yes, it all sounds familiar, but with a fresh sheen.

They’ve already toured with Miles Kane, Noel Gallagher and The View and another slot under Band Of Skulls should see them taken to the hearts of many.

Influences on this six-piece’s sleeves range from ‘60s psychedelia (the tuneful, doleful strum of People I’ve Known) to classic rock’n’roll (the strident, hard bop of recent single Skull & Bones) and The Kinks (the softly-spoken ditty Ink), so they’re easy to like. But crucially they’ve done it well.

Who knows when their sell-by date might be, but perhaps it’s just best to enjoy it while it lasts.

Most Read

3 stars