The Lost Society “the loneliness of the long distance runner” (Smoking Barrel Recordings 2010)

The Lost Society-The Loneliness of the long distance runner

Had the pleasure recently of listening to a great EP through Reviewshine from the very promising UK Americana band The Lost Society, their debut release features a quartet of tracks that more than whets the appetite for a full length album, the London based band are fronted by Joseph James who formed the band with long time musical collaborator Ben Hillyard, the pair have teamed up with drummer and percussionist Greg Rawson to gig and promote the EP and their sound is fleshed out on the EP with the addition of strings, keys and a second guitar, there’s a plethora of styles squeezed into the four self penned songs, the opener Flowers for Rosie is an engaging number, James’ vocals synching nicely with the subdued guitar twang and strings, track two Wait for Summer has dipped into Chris Isaaks classic Wicked Game steering a familiar path but managing to avoid a head on collision, Lonely the third track showcases James writing talent and its shifting pace and mood create an ideal platform for it’s lament, it’s all over too briefly closing with the final track  Sea Symphony a slow burner augmented with ethereal guitar and keys.

Wait for Summer

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