DB Band – Loosen Up (EP)

DB Band Loosen Up

Formed by former Supergrass bassist Mick Quinn, Paul Wilson and Mikey Dean-Smith in late 2010,  the DB Band are back with a long awaited follow up to 2011’s Stranger In The Alps EP.

Loosen Up, the second coming from the DB Band, reaches even beyond the giddy heights of their debut. With Mick on vocal and guitar duties, the EP is a confection of hyperactive indie rock with their collective knack for a catchy tune and poppy hook at the centre of everything they do. It is a harder-edged affair than their debut, fairly obvious from the first note of title track ‘Loosen Up’ to the blistering stomper ‘Falling Down’ and the racey finale, ‘Pocahontas’. Strange then that the finest moment comes in the shape of the wistful, reclined and lazy acoustic alt-folk-country ballad, ‘Up In Smoke’.  As with Quinn’s previous work with Supergrass (that’s the last mention I promise), there’s a real sense of fun, making the EP a contagiously intoxicating, addictive and thoroughly enjoyable listen.

Loosen Up is out now through BAM Records

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dB Band – Stranger In The Alps

In the months following the break-up of Supergrass, bassist Mick Quinn with Paul Wilson and Mikey Dean-Smith formed dB bandFronted by Quinn under the pseudonym of ‘Barry McQueen’, the trio have just released their debut EP, Stranger In The Alps.

dB Band’s sound elicits memories of Supergrass’s earlier, harder edged and punkier songs with a touch of catchy and melodic pop sensibilities; especially ‘Stranger In The Alps’, Five A Day’ and ‘Bus Stop Shuffle’.  Over four tracks Stranger In The Alps is an absolute treasure trove of dazzling tunes.

Hopefully this is just the beginning and this EP is quickly followed by an equally great album. Fingers crossed.

Stranger In The Alps is out now and can be picked up via their website.

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 dB Band – Stranger In The Alps

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