The Strayin' Sparrows – Skyship
Tunsa Music – 2015
Rock, Blues, Psych, Garage, Stoner
No need to beat around the bush here. The new album Skyship by the German quartet The Strayin' Sparrows is the best blues rock record with a sweet psychedelic touch released this year. Mixing it up with a garage edge and some definite spacy touches and stoner trucking these ten tracks just wow and transport you back in time towards an age when dirty sounding yet clean vocalized blues rock was all the rage. You know the era. When it was all happening. There’s something highly laidback and easy going about the entire album. You start feeling at ease as soon as the second track Pull The Trigger is running and grooving around your heart and bluesing up your soul. Just listen to those guitar colors, so warm and so swirling on occasion. And their youthful eagerness makes all of the traditional sounds highly up to date and authentic. The blues is definitely in good hands with the Strayin’ Sparrows!
(Written by JK)