Dave Keegan: Fizzbomb – Track review

Dave Keegan

Dave Keegan: Fizzbomb

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Louder Than War’s Ioan Humphreys gets pleasantly accosted on Twitter by Dave Keegan and an infectious and bloody lovely track.

I don’t use Twitter much. But occasionally I get accosted on it by singer songwriters and/or bands wanting listen to their latest wares. Sometimes it is hard going, other times it’s the Dave Keegan way of things. You immediately feel a connection with artist and the song is an absolute belter.

Dave Keegan is a singer songwriter who has started to get ears pricked and toes tapping in ‘the Biz’. A completely home recorded album (“except for the strings!”) Fizzbomb is the lead track from the recording and it’s an absolute cracker of a tune that manages to make itself timeless in it’s 2.42 brevity.

Its got an unfeasibly infectious guitar riff, bass, drum combo that immediately reminds one of Jonathan Richman with the layered harmonies of Crowded House. The joyously up beat chord changes are to die for and the mid section Devo esque guitar solo and keyboard theatrics are just gorgeous with their stop start vocals, clever lyrics and conjure up easy comparisons with Squeeze.

There is a very English, well pronounced pop that takes in the afore mentioned influences, yet the fact that this is a predominantly home recorded solo effort indicates great things to come from Keegan. This should be on radio playlists country wide. Who knows what he is capable of next.

Dave Keegan can be found on his Soundcloud.

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Words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan can be found at his author’s archive. You can also find him on Twitter at @ioan_humphreys.

 

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