Tuesday 4 March 2014

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes - Sun Goes Out

Single review by soul1@thesoundofconfusion.com

You can generally tell quite quickly whether a guitar band are just a facsimile of their favourite artist(s) or whether they have taken the influence and done something of their own with it. Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes are one such guitar band, and within the first few seconds of single 'Sun Goes Out', you have a reasonable idea what to expect. What you should expect is a band who aren't taking the whole band format to a different level, but four men who do have their own ideas and are clearly capable of coming up with the goods - by using influences from far and wide, not just copying other bands.

Lifted from their second album 'Kid Tiger' which is out today, 'Sun Goes Out' starts out with confidence and a certain self-assuredness that never borders on arrogance. They know how to write a tune; that's what it comes down to. From this strong start grows a fine pop song, one with a catchy and memorable chorus and one that is structured in such a way that it doesn't really allow your mind time to wander. So Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes have ambition, they have talent and they have the guts to make the music they want to make without fear of getting lost amongst others in the same genre; they know they're good enough to stand out, and this song goes some way to proving their point.

Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes' website

Buy the single

Catch them live:

Mar 08 Exit/In: ALBUM RELEASE PARTY, Nashville, TN
Mar 10 502 Bar, San Antonio, TX  
Mar 12 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 13 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 15 SXSW Austin, TX
Mar 17 Shipping & Receiving Bar, Fort Worth, TX  
Mar 18 John Barleycorn's, Wichita, KS  
Mar 21 Turf Club, St Paul, MN
Mar 23 The Great Dane, Madison, WI  
Mar 26 Shakespeare's Lower Lever, Kalamazoo, MI
Mar 28 Subterranean, Chicago, IL
Mar 29 Skully's, Columbus, OH

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