Friday, 14 March 2014

Track Of The Day: Black Submarine - 'Here So Rain'

As well as new albums from Elbow and Metronomy, this week saw the release of the debut full-length offering from Black Submarine. No they're not a gothic Beatle s tribute band, but a five piece who include Nick McCabe and Simon Jones, who were both members of The Verve

The pair are joined by Davide Rossi (multi-instrumentalist/string arranger for Goldfrapp and Coldplay), Michele ‘Mig’ Schillace (ex-drummer for Portishead and Santa Cruz) and Bristol-based vocalist Amelia Tucker. A refreshing burst of euphoric vitality, the new single 'Here So Rain' is a mysteriously graceful breath of fresh air, where the epic power of McCabe and Jones' former band is very much evident. Swirling guitars provide plenty of atmosphere, while Tucker's evocative vocal lends the song plenty of class. For years everyone was depending on Richard Ashcroft to reprise the magic of The Verve, but a string of pathy solo albums later and it's his former bandmates who are moving onwards and most definitely upwards.

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