Wed 26 Aug 2009
Dylan Storey- Out Of The Soup
Masterfully produced, worldly folk by Aucklander and Reb Fountain’s Bandit is self-released with input from luminaries including Fountain, Caitlin Smith, Clem White and Gareth Scott. The balladeer indulges his non-conformist views through abstract folk, psychedelic country and alternative blues rock. Dabbling in lyrical philosophy, songs like ‘Sartre’s Hell’ see the poet produce a mature outlook with his impeccably constructed songs. The players bring session-quality grandeur to the table, with bass and drums particularly flourishing and backing vocals adding a wispy prettiness to the strong and fearless songs. Dylan’s voice has a harsh and almost raspy quality that he pushes to the limits to pleasing effect.