I’m a simple girl at heart. To be honest, most of the time any kind of electro/dubstep/remixes/hip music just goes straight over my head and I’m just left wondering when that bit that makes you feel happy is going to kick in.
Hence my love for Mumford & Sons. I said it. For those of you who watched their Bonnaroo set a couple of weeks ago, you will remember one of the biggest men you’ve ever seen introducing them before their set. That was Big Mike, guitarist for this band I’m writing about, the Apache Relay. You’ll also remember all of them coming on stage for the finale of ‘Amazing Grace.’
After a little googling, it transpired that the Apache Relay make exactly the kind of music that you want to listen to in this weather. From Nashville, they’re fresh, anthemic and optimistic and the whole album (‘American Nomad’) is a collection of sing a long songs. With a fiddle. Which sounds awesome. The title track is simply one of the happiest, rousing and contagious songs you will ever hear.
Blending acoustic instrumental sounds with the emotion of folk and the pounding of rock anthems, this is music that will lift your spirits.