The Lucky Strikes
Beast Burnt Down
added: 5 May 2012
// release date: 23 May 2012 // label: Self Issued
reviewer: Andy Snipper
When The Lucky Strikes released their terrific ‘Gabriel, Forgive My 22 Sins’ I took to them immediately and seeing them live a couple of times confirmed that these guys are real and serious about their music. Now, after two long years, is their new single ‘Beast Burnt Down’ and I was half-expecting something average – not at all the case, this is as good as their previous oeuvres.
The characteristics are still there: the fiddle and organ with Matt Boulter’s vocals to the fore and with the feel of The Band or Tom Petty as they recount the tale of Southend Pier burning down in 2005.
If this is leading to a new direction for their upcoming album I will be all for it, meantime I will be catching them live – not to miss!
11th May Wheelbarrow Camden
18th May The Railway Southend
14th June Hare & Hounds Birmingham
17th June Big Session Festival
19th June Hoy Anchor Fi=olk Club Leigh-on-sea
22nd June Rugfest Wallingford
24th June Leigh Folk festival
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