Running Up To Speed, Solomon Grey.

Running Up To Speed, Solomon Grey.

London-based Solomon Grey, who first came to our attention with the rousing Firechild while the duo were still living several hours southwest of Sydney, may have a rather skewed impression of what a denizen of the 20th century might have looked like, judging by the above artwork – that to enrobe latest single, Last Century Man. Nonetheless, the song itself is contemporary as they come, early Justin Vernon comparisons slowly abating to allow for a supple, plush soundscape to resplendently unfurl. Think an electronically affected Hummingbird with added brass, scoop in a few dollops of Mew grandeur, and you’ve Tom Kingston and Joe Wilson’s most immediate piece since that aforementioned introduction from the year before last. And the outcome is a song that instantly sounds as though it could endure decades.

Solomon Grey’s SoundCloud.

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