(Set In Stone Music)
REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
‘Trim The Roses‘ – the new single from Bristol four-piece Hush Mozey – is an offering that keeps the powerful rawness and poetic lyrical content that formed important parts of their two well-received EPs – 2018’s ‘Tales Of Bigotry‘, and last year’s ‘Pretty Little Seance‘ – however, there is a noticeable change in the band’s sonic make-up.
The quartet, with the exception of an acoustic strum which opens the track, eschew the guitars in favour of a slower-paced, more melodic sound, containing an underlying orchestral layer, which combines effectively with a soft vocal delivery, that, at one point, is accompanied by a brief rendition of campfire favourite ‘Kum Ba Yah‘.
All of those give the song a real dream-like quality, putting the listener into a state of pure relaxation, just what is needed in these uncertain times.
Overall, ‘Trim The Roses‘ shows off, to much effect, another, more mature side to Hush Mozey, just how broad-ranging they can be, and should enable the Bristol collective to continue on their upward trajectory.
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