Sunday 10 January 2016

Get Me Free #143: The Everglows - Feetwalking

Article by KevW

Like many bands, Romford's The Everglows began by playing covers. In this instance the focus was on prominent '60s groups such as The Who, The Kinks and The Beatles, with seemingly no intention of delivering original material. That is until Andy Smith began writing his own songs and they tired of playing other people's. Having settled on the current line-up of Andy Smith, Steve Perkins and Ray Brodrick, they've now amassed a good amount of tunes that take indie-rock and mould it with the retro sounds of the artists they started out covering.

In this respect they have much in common with some of the bands who were tagged in with the Britpop movement, and it's maybe not surprising that they mention the likes of Blur, Oasis and Paul Weller as other influences. Latest single 'Feetwalking' would fit nicely into your record collection between Ocean Colour Scene and Shed Seven, but it's not quite as laddish as those references make it seem. The spangly guitar has an almost Roger McGuinn jangle and the vocal may be upfront but comes without the needless bravado. A good singalong chorus is the cherry on top of a track that will be embraced by anyone who loves the sound of classic British guitar groups.

The Everglows' website

Buy: 'Feetwalking'.

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