Scouse Americana storms UK Charts in the form of ‘Matador’
2018 was quite the year for Red Rum Club. From selling out venues up and down the UK, to extensive national radio exposure and multiple festival appearances. Oh, and they also shifted 1000 tickets at Liverpool’s O2 Academy.
You would be forgiven therefore for thinking that they would be taking it easy at the start of 2019. Far from it. The Scouse sextet have come flying out the blocks, releasing their Debut LP ‘Matador’ via Modern Sky UK.
The first track ‘Angeline’ is certainly a bold opener. D
Track 6, ‘Nobody Gets Out Alive’ is my personal
The album is sonically a nice blend of Northern bands who have gone before them, such as The Coral, The Zutons
The album closes with title track ‘Matador’, one of the strongest tracks on the record. A typically anthem number that gradually builds to a Liverpudlian – Mariachi climax. A perfect ending therefore to their bold debut LP.
Overall, this is a solid debut, and I love that Modern Sky have pushed their young prospects to release debut albums earlier than perhaps expected (The Blinders & Calva Louise being other examples).