The English acoustic rock band Narrow Plains release the single I Should’ve Known on the 2nd of February.
A sprightly rock’n’roll number that has the listener stepping through the room in good humour.
Their signature sound of acoustic guitar always lends the music by Narrow Plains a sense of the roots of rock. The backbone is provided by the surrounding electric guitars that create the depth of the compositions with percussion, in this instance, generating the trotting tempo bringing I Should’ve Known alive while the vocal conducts the direction of travel and over all architecture.
I merely hope it isn’t another two years before I come back to Narrow Plains.
The trio of Charlie Ferriday (Guitar / Vocals), Roger Connick (Bass / Backing Vocals) and Stuart Connick (Drums / Backing Vocals) from London in England form the alt-rock band Narrow Plains.
There is something about the combination of acoustic guitar and electric bass, as wielded by Narrow Plains, that sears its way into the soul and holds the listener transfixed with a feeling of calmness flowing through the arteries.
The music threads through a range of influences which gives them a broad audience as they are able to gather folk derivatives and rock numbers to deliver a sound that is both passionate and attractive. The trio display versatility in both their song writing and performances with the instruments and percussion creating, at one moment impetus, the next context, over which a refined vocal is able to form an immediate connectivity with those in earshot.
With a few years behind them, which is evident by the ease and confidence with which they interweave the various elements of the band, deservedly they have gained traction both in the UK and North America with music that is not geographically imprinted. The recent release of their eponymous début LP on the 14th – will cement those roots and, one hopes, gain Narrow Plains further visibility.
I look forward to hearing more by what is self-evidently a talented trio who have the ability to compose and as importantly play music that has a powerful impact for its very calmness.