John Dredge and The Plinths: The Emergency EP
A new venture for cultural polymath (actor, writer and journalist) John Dredge. Louder Than War’s Craig Chaligne reviews.
Following a meeting of minds with guitarist (and singer songwriter of renown himself) MJ Hibbett, a band featuring Star Wars enthusiast Andy Harland on drums and mystery man Bob Burgons on bass was quickly assembled and before you could take a breath “The Emergency EP” was unleashed. Highly recommended for lovers of power pop and hummable ditties, these four tunes will satisfy the eardums of fans of Fountains of Wayne, Cotton Mather and Farrah. The record has a lo-fi charm that suits the songs to perfection and John Dredge sweet vocals are ideally suited to the material. The two catchier are “Going Down” and “Rose Tinted Glasses” but the real nugget on the collection is the reflective “Learn To Ignore” . Hopefully there is an LP in a similar vein in the pipeline.
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