the green apple sea

Many thanks to the folks over at K&F Records, Hometown Caravan and Moorworks of Japan as well as the band for giving us the heads up on this in the first place. We mentioned this smoking nugget at the tail end of last year and though we’ve tried hard to spruce up the original review, I’m suspecting we might have nailed it first time of asking so without further ado, this be Green Apple Sea with the quite divine ‘Doc Watson Dream’ which to a sharp intake of breath we said of which, way back in December ……

Admit it, isn’t this quite the most lovely thing you’ve heard in an age, alright then for a few hours at least. Everything about it from the honeyed harmonies, west coast afterglows, opining steel croons to its homely glazing all gather around the campfire in good cheer to instil a warm fuzzy feeling. Add to the mix the breezy lilt of Americana dialects and the irrefutable smoky allure of the lolloping riffs and it all hints of endless summers watching the sun fall to the sound of an early 70’s era Beach Boys and Buffalo Springfield. By the Green Apple Sea, this is the deceptively disarming ‘Doc Watson Dream’ a teaser track pulled from a full length by the name ‘Directions’ due to surface sometime May next year. In short located somewhere between the Low Anthem and a youthful Woods and the finest thing we’ve heard this side of the Hanging Stars and the Gold Needles. Blissful.

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