The Dustbowl Children
Cornish Swamp Rock band The Dustbowl Children has released an EP worth listening to. Hollow Lands is enjoyable and showcases the band’s immense talent. With great vocals and solid instrumentation, you will not be disappointed with the music.
On the title track, “Hollow Lands,” the song has a dark feel to it, with tinges of Folk mixed in with Rock. The vocals are tight– the lead singer has a nice quality to his voice, and the backing vocals blend perfectly with his. The guitars are also good. And when the drums come in the listener is quickly pulled in to the music. “Jenny’s Storm” is another solid record. Again, the vocals are on point. The beginning of the song really showcases the singer’s vocal capabilities and talent, with only a lone guitar accompanying the lyrics. Then when the backing instrumentation starts up, the listener is reminded of how talented these musicians are. This is another catchy, well presented song. The track “The Hook” is purely instrumental, with no vocals. But the song is so good that singing is not needed. This track has a faster, dirtier feel to it, and sounds more Country rather than Folk. The guitars and lap steel are great, and gives the song a harder, more “ass-kickin” feel to it. This song is memorable and enjoyable to listen to. This is instrumental greatness that stands tall on its own.
The Dustbowl Children is a talented band with a lot to offer. Their music has a nice blend of Rock, Folk, and Country music. Their songs remind me a little bit of Mumford & Sons and would fit in with the current musical landscape quite well. The next step for this band: success!