King Harvest & The Weight – Maps Album Review

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An album released today – that is worthy of your attention.  Read on for our thoughts on King Harvest & The Weight’s Album Maps.

 

About

Out today due to a national tour – Maps is the debut album by King Harvest & The Weight.   With themes echoing back to a pre-punk era, taking songwriting skills with elements of 60s pop and 70s rock – We welcome them.

 

King Harvest & The Weight are: Ben Adey (Vocals/Bass), Justin Edley (Drums) and Olly Smith (Guitar/Vocals). 

 

 

Maps

 

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“Everything was done very traditionally – tracked live wherever possible, with a minimum of overdubs.” Among the album’s many collaborators are M G Boulter (Simone Felice, Duke & The King), Andy Bruce (Erland and The Carnival, Kathryn Williams, Ren Harvieu), Rosie Doonan (Peter Gabriel), Conor Lawrence (Flesh), and CJ Smith of Roger Taylor and Brian May’s pre-Queen band, Smile. 

 

Highlight tracks

When it Stops – High tempo guitar heavy introduction to a good track.  Guitar riff definitely catchy with a good drum background.

The Night – The ballad style song of the album. Slow melodic but still has that proverbial edge to it.  “Hold on to the night”.

Unstuck – The one we could dance too.  Its catchy vocals are the highlight of this track – with the lyrics very stuck in our heads.

 

Overall

A good variety album but sticking to a underlining theme to bring it together.  Each track stands out for different reasons be it strong vocals or a great guitar riff.  This is a good album to add to the collection.

 

For More Info

 

Tour Dates:

The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, June 25th

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, June 26th

IRELAND Pine Lodge, Cork, July 1st

Roisn Dubh, Galway, July 2nd

Grand Social, Dublin, July 3rd

 

Links:

www.kingharvestandtheweight.co.uk

www.facebook.com/kingharvestandtheweight

https://twitter.com/KHATWMusic

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