Album review

The Halcyon Band - Sirocco

Danny Slack's Yorkie bar boys probably wish they came from New York, since their influences are more Big Apple blossom than white rose. With warm winds blowing through the title, these Halcyon heroes tip the cap to soft West Coast pop and burn an incense stick for Arthur Lee on the standout "We're All Dying And We Want Our Freedom". It's a case of chiming guitars, harmony and harmonica elsewhere, and while the production is embryonic, good ideas and hum-worthy tunes still surface.

A promising beginning.

Rating: 2 / 10


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