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Showing posts with label Cat 2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cat 2. Show all posts

Friday, January 19, 2024

Tall and Mean Records artist: The Hurricane Party - Cat 2 - New Release Review


I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Cat 2, from The Hurricane Party and it's a solid blues rocker. Opening with Hurricane Party, these guys aren't messing around. With Rocky Pleasants on lead vocal, Kelli Strawbridge on drums and keys, and Noah Boyle on bass we got ourselves a terrific funky groove. Backing vocal by Jenny Vazquez, and Matt Walton round out the band for a really memorable opener. Vazquez shares the mic with Pleasants on Hey! That's My Jam with a cool walking bass line by Boyle and plenty of boogie. Traditional styling is the deal on Small Waist with it's shuffle feel. Pleasants on lead vocal and a pumping bass line by Boyle sets up a real nice guitar solo by Walton. Vazquez really amps it up vocally on Truth'll Set You Free, a cool, funky track with a contagious bass line by Boyle and tight drum work by Strawbridge. Walton steps up with a nice gripper of a guitar solo that plays nicely into the track. Bluesy ballad, You Gave Up On Us really is a nice showcase for Vazquez and shows nice vocal blending by Pleasants. Wrapping the release is funky, The Fireplace, featuring Pleasants on lead vocal and a cool keyboard mix creating quite a bit of texture. Cool closer for a solid release. 

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