The influences The Faces and The Stones had on The Carnabys are definitely easy to be found in the debut album of the Richmond band.
Founded 3 years ago, The Carnabys debut this year with a new album, No Money On The Moon, out now on Hard Rock Records. The smashing track The Pocket was the first single, launched in June at the Barfly in Camden, where the band set the record straight from the first notes: their performance and their music told us that they were ready for big stages and big audiences. The impression was, for me, that these guys are here to stay for a long time.
The new album did nothing but bolster that impression of mine.
Well balanced with melody and good old rock, every song on the album has an irresistible energetic drive – even the ballads – and represents a tribute to all the greatness that British music has been producing since the 60s. The album sounds compact, credible, rock solid and highly entertaining.
Jack Mercer’s new-wavish vocals are impressively deep and well balanced, surprisingly he doesn’t scream like 90% of new indie rock band singers and this is very much appreciated by our ears. Packed with guitar riffs and easy-listening melodies, No Money On The Moon is one of those albums you enjoy listening and never get tired of.
Still, I believe that, being just at their early stage, The Carnabys are one of those bands full of surprises for the future, so I expect their next works to be even better and maybe a little bit more peculiar.
Highly recommended if you are aged 15 to 70 and love rock music.
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