Raglans – Again And Again EP
Raglans’ brand of rock owes a debt to classic guitar bands like The Kinks and The Jam whose buttoned-up pop sensibilities created a menu upon which many musicians have since feasted. The Dublin outfit stay true to the verse/chorus/verse template, beefed up by overdrive and quiet/loud dynamics, with echoes of the mid – 2000 English indie scene, in particular bands like The Rifles and Ordinary Boys. This influence is especially prevalent on faster cuts from the EP ‘Who Knows’ and ‘House Where I Was Born’. And whilst the other tracks have more of a singalong thing going on, the acoustic ballad ‘Claire’ and the “la la las” of ‘War Torn’ don’t exude the same vitality of the more uptempo songs here. That said, these are all well crafted tunes readymade for daytime radio and summer festivals.
Again and Again is released on 14 October with the launch party in Dublin’s Button Factory that night.
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Words by Keith McGouran
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