When you see the artwork for this album you think you’ll hear a full vintage music style, or old fashion, but trust me: it is not. Once you start hearing it there’s nothing boring about it, it’s a masterpiece that combines a lot of music forms together, from country, rock, ska… it’s a delight for your ears.
The sounds that The Sandboys bring are very catchy and enjoyable, perfect for almost any occasion you could possibly think of, since the tracks go from different types of emotions. The ukulele and the trumpet bring that joyful atmosphere that will have you rocking your way through these 6 tracks included in this EP and the small orchestration elements are also a big plus just to make a statement.
‘Wish for the best’ is the opening track, a very happy mid tempo beat accompanied by the ukulele and the trumpet, voices harmonizing just incredibly.
Then ‘Drive you On’ starts a more country-like feeling, with a keyboard intro into smooth guitars, like the old school rock-country that’s not very common today in the mainstream music scene.
‘Count me In’ is the third track; it’s a ska theme, perfect to relax to. Next, those country vibes come back again with the fourth track, ‘Like I used to Be’, this one in particular has a quite interesting mixture between country, rock elements and it gets intense when the violin takes the spotlight.
After some upbeat songs there’s a slow ballad in track number five: ‘Path of least Resistance’. The moment I heard it I just wanted to turn on my lighter and swing it side to side, it’s very touching with all that orchestration and background vocals.
Then, ‘More than enough’ the sixth and last track from the EP starts and you just want to stand up and start dancing and clapping your feet again, it is the perfect closing track, it leaves you hungry for more.
There’s nothing I could say against ‘Glitches, Imperfections & Glorious Quirks’ since it’s a great EP, wish it would be a full length album to hear more and keep singing and dancing along.
This band was founded in 2009 with a small acoustic project that Kevin (lead singer) and Jeff (guitar) started but it wasn’t until Bob’s (Bass) proposition to start a band when the project really took off. Sometime after they hooked up with Martin (drums) through a local drummer and this four men act became The Sandboys.
If you want to know more about The Sandboys check their websites and social media to stay tuned for news, future releases, shows, performances and more.
By Jose Carlos