Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Popgeekheaven Review of 'Let your free flag fly'

Really pleased with the latest review of 'Let your free flag fly' which comes from Mike Baron at Popgeekheaven. Here it is:

'Aaron Hemington’s unique synthesis ofMagical Mystery Tour era Beatles and Pet Sounds era Beach Boys forges new territory on this remarkably consistent hazy sunned psychedelic excursion. Harmonizing with himself mostly on the 4th, Hemington creates a dreamy ambience that sucks you in, beginning with the steampunk “Revelations.” He sometimes seems like Mycroft to Brian Wilson’s Sherlock. ”Enchanted Girl” is very chamber rock with its synthesized harpsichord. ”Astronomical Clock” contains a dash of Four Seasons while “Uncle Albert’s Slide Show” inevitably recalls McCartney’s Uncle Albert, and XTC as well. ”On a Summer Ride” is pure west coast dreaminess.
Four and a half stars.'


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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Review of new album from Shindig Happening Magazine Blog

The first review of the new album 'Let your free flag fly' is in and here it is:

'A couple of years back, on constant rotation at my place was an album in thrall to The Beach Boys – rich in harmonies and stunning melodies. Bizarrely, it hailed not from California but from Rushden, Northamptonshire. Now Aaron, (for he is the The Sunchymes) is  back with a second outing that’s just as strong as its predecessor.

A few moments into the opener, ‘Revelations In Her Mind’, and you’ll know what’s coming – West Coast sunshine-pop as the Wilsons played it but with additional twists and turns. This time round Aaron has plainly been listening to a few British psych albums. For ‘Seargent Walker’ and ‘Uncle Alfred’s Slide Show’ have that sinister tweeness that characterises the best of the genre. They sound a little to me like lost ’80s mod band The Direct Hits, and that is a big compliment. '
Taken from Shindig! Happening Magazine