HiFlyer - Here Comes The Sunshine

Published Saturday 24th June 2006
HiFlyer - Here Comes The Sunshine
HiFlyer - Here Comes The Sunshine

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 17887-11245
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Ruth Saint

This is a refreshing change from the boy/girl bands that are so popular now and harks back to the days of Fleetwood Mac, The Beautiful South and Everything But The Girl. Bristol-based HiFlyer are fronted by brother and sister singing/writing duo Elle (lead vocals/keys) and Henry Williams (guitar/vocals) and joined by Tom Raiss (drums) and Mike Edwards on bass. Elle's voice is strong and captivating and at only 17 I can only see her going from strength to strength. One of my favourites, "Is It Possible" is sung particularly well and brother Henry also gives a strong performance on "Carry Me". Pitched at the mainstream, the album features largely romantic songs with a hint of the spiritual coming through here and there. But no one could argue that "Open Up Your Heart" isn't a catchy, rocky love song full of energy while "Light At The End Of The Tunnel" is vibrant, with a catchy chorus. There are two bonus tracks, one with a 1960's beat and a soft touch of the B52s to it which the band obviously had fun doing, while the album closes with "Hello Sunshine, Goodbye Rain". Pull up a deckchair and chill out through the summer with this one.

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