Sometimes Aberfedly member Chris Bradley releases his second solo album on Monday. While Aberfeldy tend towards slightly twee, chirpy indie pop on this album Bradley shows much more of a Country tinged Americana influence.
Chris Bradley knows his way around a catchy tune, and his always excellent voice has an effortless quality to it, but the album as a whole is a bit of a mixed bag. For the most part the songs are pleasant enough, but nothing really stands out and grabs my attention, only Not What It Was leaving any real impression on me.
At times the album is a little too laid back for my liking, and also can feel a little cold. Just my personal tastes being different, but I’d have liked a couple of gear changes and feel some of the songs could benefit from being a bit rougher round the edges.
At the Outpost is a perfectly competent album, it’s just not one that really strikes a chord with me.
At the Outpost is released on March 29, 2010 by 17 Seconds Records, on CD and download.