Monday, April 14, 2014

CD Review: British Band Auburn Returns With Sounds Of "Nashville"

From the U.K. comes the latest album from the newly reformed British Americana band Auburn. The band is celebrating their 40th anniversary after being apart for almost a decade and have recently toured with the legendary Jefferson Starship on their most recent U.K. tour.

The new 12-song album begins with the smoky, jazz feel of "Sitia Bay" as you can instantly recognize the truly original tone of lead singer Liz Lenten's voice. Her vocals on "Hurting" sounds so pure and gentle that you feel a sort of comfort in the music being projected from your speakers. They pick up the tempo for the country sounding "Crazy People," before reverting back to the smooth, mellow touch of "Pride Is A Theif." The groove of "Full To The Brim" is so attractive and Liz's vocals put it over the top as the must hear song of the album. Auburn finish up with the acoustic, heartfelt caress of "Leaving Day" and the slow country-jaunt of "I'm Lost."

The album was released back in January and hit #1 on the U.K. Americana chart and #7 on the Global Americana chart. To find out more about Auburn and the new album, "Nashville," please visit www.auburn.org.uk/.

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