STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12492-1685 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Elizabeth Cook
The two-man duo from Sheffield that is King Quentin sing of "No greater shame for a king" on the title track to their debut album 'When Kings Go To War', and unfortunately this rings true for this project. Built around the earthy voice and songs of Jo Davies alongside fellow band member Harry Steele, the album sounds extremely professional for a project recorded in their home, but produces a quality of songs that "ain't so fine." The music is good and I particularly like the sound of Jo playing the acoustic guitar accompanied by Harry on the drums. The songs themselves though are often mediocre and after the first few tracks it all felt a bit repetitive. The short lyrical songs are soft, gentle and relaxing and in particular "Lullaby" stood out as the track that creates the exact feeling set by the title. But overall this is a disappointing effort.
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