Two Spot Gobi

Two Spot Gobi

Two Spot Gobi Quick Links

Music Festival RSS

Two Spot Gobi, The Sun Will Rise Album Review


Opening with a fast-moving, rhythmic cello part flanked by gentle suggestions of guitar, 'Guiding Star', the first track on Two Spot Gobi's forthcoming album, The Sun Will Rise, instantly sounds the band as something a bit different; a fresh sound. With each bar emphasised with the gentle throb of a bass drum, the track builds in a similar vein to the likes of Morning Parade, Thirteen Senses, maybe even early Coldplay, with layers of delayed electric guitars and rumbling drums. 'Guiding Star', led by James Robinson's distinctive vocals flavoured with hints of Jamie Cullum, builds into a fantastic, well-structured, feel-good pop song with a driving cello part throughout and a gentle bluesy trumpet part layered over the top, before dying out to solo vocals accompanied by a melodic, harmonic-ridden bass line to close.

Originally a Brighton-based sextet, Two Spot Gobi's career has built considerably since being noticed by American chirpy surf-pop dude, Jason Mraz who both invited the band to support him on tour and to record in his home studio in San Diego. Whilst 'Simon's Song', an instantly kicking feel good, surf-y pop song, has flavours of Jason Mraz, the following track, 'Tomorrow', which features the man himself, would easily fit onto his own album We Sing We Dance We Steal Things. Contrasting the powerful, heartfelt chorus of 'Simon's Song', 'Tomorrow (ft. Jason Mraz)' is much more down tempo with smooth low cello rumbling below gentle-toned vocals, later moving into a lush cello solo supported by trumpet harmonies. Later, their former single 'You Make It Easy' opens with cello and guitar, then drums and trumpet kick in with a spritely groove; a feel-good, summer-y, Jack Johnson vibe with a clap chorus with foot-tappingly soulful, funky instrumental.

Continue reading: Two Spot Gobi, The Sun Will Rise Album Review

Two Spot Gobi

Two Spot Gobi Quick Links

Music Festival RSS
Advertisement

Suggested

Childish Gambino - This Is America Video

Childish Gambino - This Is America Video

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino has stunned the world with his latest video 'This Is America' which blends comedy and dance with flippant violence.

Manic Street Preachers - First Direct Arena, Leeds 02.05.2018 Live Review

Manic Street Preachers - First Direct Arena, Leeds 02.05.2018 Live Review

On the road to promote their much-acclaimed 13th album, which was a place shy of topping the UK charts, Manic Street Preachers showed they are far...

Advertisement
Don Cheadle's Freestyle 'Avengers' Rap Is Everything

Don Cheadle's Freestyle 'Avengers' Rap Is Everything

That final battle scene? Yeah, it was a poo-poo. Whatever that means.

The Biggest WTF Moments Since Kanye West's Comeback

The Biggest WTF Moments Since Kanye West's Comeback

Slavery is a choice and Trump has dragon energy...

Billy Corgan Teases

Billy Corgan Teases "Two New EPs" Of Smashing Pumpkins Songs In 2018

Corgan took to Instagram to confirm rumours of new Pumpkins material, saying the first songs could arrive as early as May.

Advertisement
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.