Title: High Coast
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: EP
Release Year: 2013
As a reviewer you get to hear more than your fair share of the desperate Americana reinvented by a new generation of fake folksters reinterpreting the dustbowl dreams of their parents. Oddly enough the most unconvincing of these fake folksters come from America but, fortunately, High Coast are and their self-titled EP are actually from Sweden.
Whilst it is true that High Coast stay close to the middle of the road with these four songs, they do however manage to inject a not inconsiderable atmosphere into the music and lyrics that they have created. Taking the best song on this EP as an example, the errant melancholy of “Young Sparrow” ably supports the poetic metaphors that emanate from the pen of Daniel Walke with his not quite perfect vocals adding an earnest humanity to the performance. He convinces where so many others do not.
If you are looking for music to wind down to at the end of a long day then High Coast have four songs that will help you do just that.
July 9, 2013
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