11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Five-part harmonies highlight this Leeds, UK-based roots rock 'n' roll band, who capture a variety of shades and tones with their Americana-laced debut album, 2012's Blind Sighted Faith. Traces of the Frames, an iconic Irish group that gave the world The Swell Season's Glen Hansard, can be heard in the grand sweep of the title track that also recalls the early ghosts of U2. Produced by John Porter (Ryan Adams) and recorded at Willie Nelson's Austin, Texas studio, the album evokes the idea of Hansard fronting Crosby, Stills and Nash for a collection of tunes that pulse with urgency. "So Beautiful," "Elizabeth" and "Goodnight My City" capture an attractive mix of Celtic grandeur and down home Americana. It's as if the Waterboys and Luka Bloom found their way to California in the early 1970s. The pedal steel guitars of "Dance With Me" add a quiver of pure country music into the group's arsenal of classic rock and folk influences.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Five-part harmonies highlight this Leeds, UK-based roots rock 'n' roll band, who capture a variety of shades and tones with their Americana-laced debut album, 2012's Blind Sighted Faith. Traces of the Frames, an iconic Irish group that gave the world The Swell Season's Glen Hansard, can be heard in the grand sweep of the title track that also recalls the early ghosts of U2. Produced by John Porter (Ryan Adams) and recorded at Willie Nelson's Austin, Texas studio, the album evokes the idea of Hansard fronting Crosby, Stills and Nash for a collection of tunes that pulse with urgency. "So Beautiful," "Elizabeth" and "Goodnight My City" capture an attractive mix of Celtic grandeur and down home Americana. It's as if the Waterboys and Luka Bloom found their way to California in the early 1970s. The pedal steel guitars of "Dance With Me" add a quiver of pure country music into the group's arsenal of classic rock and folk influences.

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About The Dunwells

Leeds-based folk-rock outfit the Dunwells feature a pair of siblings -- Joseph (vocals, guitar) and David Dunwell (vocal, piano, banjo, guitar) -- along with a pair of their school friends: Rob Clayton on bass and Adam Taylor on drums. Formed in 2009, the band specialize in lush four-part vocal harmonies and employ a heady mix of electric and acoustic instrumentation, drawing comparisons to Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes plus legends like the Eagles and Crosby, Stills & Nash. The Dunwells released their debut album, Blind Sighted Faith, through the Playing in Traffic label in February 2012. Resequenced, retitled, and with some alternate versions and remixes, the album was released in the U.K. in 2013 as Follow the Road. The following year, the group delivered the EP Show Me Emotion. In 2015, the Dunwells returned with another EP, the four-song Lucky Ones, which featured production from the band along with James Flannigan. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Leeds, England
  • FORMED
    2009

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