Album review: The Dunwell Brothers Band - The Dunwell Brothers Band
Fresh off the indie boat, will the brothers’ debut mini-album make waves with the masses?
This quintet, led by Yorkshire brothers Joseph and David Dunwell, have already supported Mumford & Sons in front of 10,000 people.
And this debut mini album points to why; seven tracks swinging between heartfelt modern English folk and a more Springsteen-flavoured rock aesthetic.
They rarely put a foot wrong and the singer’s dusty voice hangs in a surprisingly comfortable netherworld between Bryan Adams and Springsteen himself.
The quintet eschew the passion and galloping pace of Mumford’s compelling folk, and early ballad Dance With Me is overly schmaltzy.
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But elsewhere as on the tender Saving Grace, there’s a genuine emotional pull, and debut single Elizabeth is an apposite sign to the band’s tuneful, middle-of-the-road appeal.
This set reveals a promising, unassuming warmth and charm.
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