Saturday, 5 September 2015

Semicasual - 'Ivory' EP (Review)

By: Victor Van Ommen

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 21/08/2015
Label: Independent



Emotion permeates the music while the genuine jump and jive of rock n’ roll push these songs forward. What makes this even better is that Semicasual are kind of heavy, too.

‘Ivory’ CD//DD track listing:

1). Personal Womb
2). Tusks
3). Crossed The Line
4). Swamp Funk

Semicasual is:

Marc Bennetts | Vocals, guitars
Stephen Cevallos | Bass
Ben Haggard | Guitars, Hammond organ
Mitch Martin| Drums

The Review:

The blues. Mmm. Be it from Chicago, Texas, or in the case of Semicasual, South Carolina, its good. Semicasual’s stories of broken hearts played to the tune of a slide guitar makes for a fitting soundtrack for a night on the town. Emotion permeates the music while the genuine jump and jive of rock n’ roll push these songs forward.

There’s someone tickling the keys in “Tusks”, the drumming pounds away from start to finish, and the fun being had with the slide in “Crossed the Line” is felt all the way down to the bone. What makes this even better is that Semicasual are kind of heavy, too. All this is topped off with a Robert Cray reference, so go ahead and give them an extra point for that. A good whisky lifts the flavor of these tunes, so please go grab a glass and turn yourself on to some Semicasual


Ivory’ is available here

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