Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures don’t seem to be able to stay out of their respective recording studios, so why shouldn’t they collaborate, eh? In fact, Tequila Island is their fifth album together. Working alone, the two acts are incredibly prolific, releasing 12 albums between them since they last collaborated in 2015. If you’re a fan of both you’ll either be delighted that there’s some new stuff or annoyed they’re making you spend more money. New records are always nice, though, aren’t they?
Limited Vinyl LP £15.05 FIKA073LP
Tequila and agave splatter vinyl LP on Fika.
- Coloured vinyl
- Limited edition
- Includes download code
CD £10.99 FIKA073CD
Digipak CD on Fika. Includes lyric booklet.
Stanley Brinks sounds a tiny bit like a palatable James Blunt. That's my hot take for this review. Tequila Island is the new effort from the seemingly evergreen collaboration between Stanley Blunt and the Wave Pictures. Brinks. Sorry. Since 2009, they've released four albums together which, as collabs go, is pretty good. I like this album, it's a nice soup of folk, americana, Dylan-lite, with lots of drum brushes pattering away and acoustic guitars strummed softly. There's nowt particularly new or interesting on this record, but it's enjoyable enough. If you like Rodriguez, Dylan, the softer side of Grant Lee Buffalo, sitting on porches, the colour magnolia, and sensible shoes, then this is an album for you.
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