STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 81893-15631 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD EP ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
The former Dum Dum has only managed to pursue a sporadic solo career after the end of his band and this is only his second EP in nearly a decade. Funded by his fans and featuring five new songs, this is a step up from 'The End Of Fear' and proves that even artists who have some mainstream success struggle with the economic realities of making music. One thing is for sure, Josh hasn't lost the knack for creating compelling, sharp, pop rock with edgy guitars and wailing vocals. These are his thoughts on modern life, culture and relationships. From the opening guitar grit (courtesy of Quench man Mark Hamilton) on "High School Soldier" through the frenetic "Pop Idol" to the powerful "Concrete Moon", Doyle is on top form. Like one of the songs on here says, he's been "Waiting For The Payoff" for some time and on the strength of these songs, it's definitely time Josh, now living in Nashville, got a break!
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