Posts Tagged ‘David R Black’

ALBUM: David R Black – Secret City

Release Date: September 5th, 2011
Label: 1000 Watt Records
Website: www.davidrblack.net
MySpace: www.facebook.com/davidrblack

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David R Black are a Manchester three piece who deal in clean cut accessible indie rock. There is no faulting their ability to write some great melodies, and there are moments on ‘Secret City’ that hint at something great. The funk tinged glam rock of ‘Dark Side Of Her’ sounds superb as does ‘Crawl’, with its grunge-esque edge. The band take in a range of influences and deliver some memorable tunes along the way.

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ALBUM: David R Black – Hearts And Stars

Release Date: October 10th, 2006
Label: Mighty Atom Records
Website: www.davidrblack.co.uk
MySpace: www.myspace.com/davidrblack

Rating:

A band needs to give it all they’ve got for their debut full-length release; sadly, if this is the best that David R Black have to offer, they really need to consider whether they should carry on or just stop. Their sound, to make it quick and simple, is repetitive, boring, and in terms of the vocal work somewhat droney too. It just doesn’t get the impact across that they need.

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