Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Record Review - The Revelers

Published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 22nd January.

The Revelers
The Revelers

In a similar vein to Lil’ Band O’ Gold comes another Louisiana swamp/pop supergroup in The Revelers.  Made up of members of The Red Stick Ramblers and The Pine Leaf Boys, this quintet, with their eponymous debut, have made a statement – that they’re giving CC Adcock, Warren Storm and the rest of the Lil’ Band, a run for their musical money.

Heavy on the accordion and fiddle, deeply entrenched within the sweaty sounds of Louisiana, The Revelers draw as well from the blues, from folk, from Cajun sounds and beyond to craft what is a rock solid debut.  Sung in both French and English, this is a record which invokes nights dancin’ and drinkin’ down in the swamps, with just enough of a pop edge to have you kicking up your heels ‘til dawn.

Samuel J. Fell

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