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THE SNAKES - SOMETIME SOON...
UNCUT * * * * (October 2010)
“A fantastic album”(Bob Harris)
“Muswell Hill's own Whiskeytown”. (UNCUT)
“New heroes of British country-rock” (Americana UK)
Four years since the release of their much celebrated 2006 début album 'Songs From The Satellites', The Snakes long awaited second album 'Sometimes Soon...' will be released by Red Eye Music on 27th September 2010.
The new album follows 2008's fan pleasing 5 track EP, 'Extended Player' which prompted Americana UK to brand The Snakes, “The new hero's of British country-rock”. The band also made a notable appearance on the (Clubhouse Records) compilation, 'Divided By A Common Language – A Collection Of UK Americana', which inspired UNCUT magazine to call them, “Muswell Hill's own Whiskeytown”.
Emerging through the UK Americana scene alongside bands like The Redlands Palomino Company (who share drummer Dan Tilbury with The Snakes), they blend the instinctive feel and energy of classic 60's rock`n`roll with the subtleties of sweet country-soul and a more menacing and introspective personality that draws from early blues.
Legendary BBC Radio 2 broadcasters Bob Harris and Mark Lamar have declared themselves fans of the band. Lamar even invited the boys into the studio for a full length live session soon after the release of their début, having been particularly impressed with the dark, twang laden delights of album favourite, 'I'll Be Around'.
That distinctive country rock sound is alive and well in 'Sometime Soon...' but the band have also widened their horizons with a more dynamic pallet of musical colour and texture. Songs like 'What Have I Done' and 'Cumberland Breeze' nod towards the dusty Arizona desert sounds of Calexico, whilst 'Refrigerator Blues' and 'Jesus In A Box' recall the twisted blues of Captain Beefheart or Jon Spencer. There's also plenty of melodic, sun kissed West Coast harmony in songs like 'We Can Fly' and album closer 'Black Cat'.Traversing a broader musical landscape The Snakes sound more confident and assured of their own direction than ever. 'Sometime Soon...' may have been a long time coming but it's well worth the wait.
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