Friday, 27 January 2017
Title Tracks - Long Dream
John Davis's Title Tracks are back after a five year absence. The good news is that those who enjoyed the band's second album, In Blank, will love this, but the jangle is also taken on a pace. It's a cracking example of Jangle Power Pop that is easily at home in any decade from the 60's on.
Easily compared to 60's Beat, The Byrds, 70's New Wave, 80's Postcard, Teenage Fanclub and the poppier side of Brit Pop. I certainly felt the likes of The Bluetones here, even the jaunt of The Housemartins and there's a Psych Pop slant at times that reminds me of 8x8 or The Junipers.
You'll notice that many of my references are UK, you wouldn't necessarily think that the Power Pop Trio are from Washington DC. Long Dream is a really jaunty album, it will make you feel much more chipper, which is all good.
You can listen to and buy the album here.