Released: 11th June 2012
Label: Clubhouse Records
The Dreaming Spires is a new project started by Truck Festival founders and brothers Joe and Robin Bennett, and this is their new album, Brothers In Brooklyn. Last month I reviewed the lead single Not Every Song From The Sixties Is A Classic and really enjoyed it. Its soft instrumentation comprised of a combination of synthesisers, drums and guitars, quietly complimented alongside the Paul McCartney-delivered vocals overall created a great tune for these summer months.
Fortunately the rest of the tracks featured on Brothers In Brooklyn are really good too. They all have a slightly breathy quality to them, which makes them sound as if the sounds are floating around the listener rather than being shoved in your face, which is nice. This floaty quality makes the songs sound completely natural, and not overproduced or overly-tinkered with in the studio, which is key for songs as intricate as these.
The Dreaming Spires have created a great set of songs in Brothers In Brooklyn, it’s a fun listen and extremely easy to get into despite the band not “dumbing down” their song structures. Brothers In Brooklyn is a great record for the summer and I’ll certainly be playing it for the foreseeable future.