The English band Southern Brotherhood have a new three track EP – The Basement Sessions – set for release on the 15th May.
Opening with Baby Girl, which is a well defined blues rock track that Southern Brotherhood don’t bend far off the straight and narrow. A well constructed piece of music for devotees of the genre.
Next is Right Back Where We Started, which to my mind, finds the band in a more creative space, as although the roots of the sound is identifiable, they seem to have developed in maturity and confidence. Southern Brotherhood deliver a sound which combines Americana with English rock to create a track which allows the individuality of the players to flow more naturally as they are not trying to fit inside a proscribed formula. My pick of the release.
Concluding with the longest piece, which runs at just under seven and three-quarter minutes. Serenade, continues that improvisational streak and for me, this EP finds Southern Brotherhood marking out some of their own territory and as a result sound much more impressive for the change in the song-writing process.
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