Tehillah Commission - Dying To Myself

Published Saturday 17th February 2007
Tehillah Commission - Dying To Myself
Tehillah Commission - Dying To Myself

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22320-12278
LABEL: Independent TCCD001

Reviewed by Haydon Spenceley

This EP marks the recording debut of UK band Tehillah Commission, and it shows distinct signs of promise. In singer Luke Bacon, the band possess a singer with enough soulful chops to soar above any chord progression. They also seem to have a commendable zeal for ministry (see the clever "No 1 Night Stand" and "Not Surplus") which one can only hope is never driven from them. Sadly, the apparent limitations in recording budget show up on a couple of songs, with opener "Paul's Song" and the title track driven more by acoustic guitars than perhaps they might be on a bigger budget recording. The overall sound for the record comes down to a kind of '70s soft rock vibe, but it's acoustic closer "Wonder Y" which really piques my interest, drawing out Bacon's vocals to a greater extent and showcasing the band's winning way with melody. The pic on the inlay shows the band in full energetic live thrall, and I can well imagine them to be an affecting live prospect. A band to watch for in the future.

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