album reviews

Review: Roxy Roca – Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy.

photo-04-lgAustin, Texas based soul band, Roxy Roca release their album next week through Stag Records. With a growing fan base and some great singles some far in Love Maker Deville, this band have begun building a great reputation and certainly worth a listen for a funky throwback sound.

From very early in the record there’s an old school feel, with a sound that will get people dancing, which makes me think this record will probably sound excellent live, and certainly worth a listen if you like musicians such as James Brown  but with rock and roll vibe thrown in, which really works excellently throughout the record. Songs like Try My Love certainly showcase the best with some amazing retro sounds which really reflect the sound of the record, and when the pace slows on this record, there’s a real groove to it, particularly, ‘I Don’t Wanna Dream No More’ and ‘Don’t Call Me’.

Though not typically my sound, it’s impressive with some articulate work and some great melodies working together well, and the vocals from Taye Cannon are very easy to listen to, with a great classic voice harkening back to the voices of the sixties, really giving this record a great vibe throughout. This partnered with the musicianship throughout, this album really is worth listening to, if you like a throwback to the good old days of rock and roll and soul.

8/10.

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