This is another excellent compilation from Factory Fast, there’s a solid roots / blues / rock core with each artist defining their own sound from indie rock to acoustic blues to jazz all with great grooves, excellent riffing and vocals and great arrangements too.
Shattervox – Talking to Myself
A great indie rock vibe to this song. I really like how it opens with a bass riff, there’s a great interplay between a chord vamp and riff which has a surf guitar feel and there’s a nice change of feel with feedback leading into a more laid back groove building tension again slowly. The vocals have a great edge of tension to them.
The Rose Hotel – The Last of The Hornsea Boys
Another great opening to this song, a solid momentum from drumming and bass with a great riff which has a lonesome kind of feel and the brass is a great element. The vocals have a great lonesome quality too and there’s really good changes in feel from an upfront sound to laid back to a chord vamp.
Francesca Romana Fabris – Rainy Day
I really like how this song opens with the bass which establishes the groove and vocals then the percussion and shimmering guitar chords drop in. The song has an excellent jazz vibe, Francesca’s vocals are smooth and dreamy, the guitar playing is excellent and the sax adds a great element.
Bill Zanni – Road to the Sun
Acoustic guitar riff and chords to open, a really nice blues feel. Great change of feel to a more intense rock sound when drumming and distorted guitar enter. Vocals have a real brooding quality which suits the style of the song really well. Great solo too.
Pig’n’Aif – Dead Man Blues (Handover Version)
A great blues rock vibe to open with really good riffing, the vocals tell a great story with subtle but really good harmonies. The bass and drumming give a great momentum. I really like the arrangement of the strummed guitar and lead lines.
Crow Jane – One Day Late, One Dollar Short
Great opening to the song, the drumming sets out a groove followed by an excellent riff. I really like the change of feel when the vocals enter, it’s a great contrast. There’s some really nice blues harp and an excellent solo too.
Adrian James – Wishing on You
I love the laid back vibe of this song, it opens with strummed acoustic guitar with subtle organ and an emerging guitar lead line. The vocals are excellent, really smooth complimenting the song really well.