Liverpool band Joe Symes and The Loving Kind have their music down to a science – they are such a tight trio that the music flows so naturally. It’s pure joy to listen to them play.
Singer/guitarist Joe Symes, drummer Colin White and bassist Andy Cleary sound terrific whether playing electric or acoustic instruments. The trio has such a distinctive sound that is so easy to listen to and is comfortable in the ears.
Their self-titled debut album was released in 2013 by Truly Independent Records and is available at https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/joe-symes-and-the-loving-kind/id676228102.
The trio has their second release coming in late 2017, recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Solid State Logic Studios in Oxfordshire. An acoustic EP will be released in January.
As a teaser to the second album, here is what you get on their debut, “Joe Symes and The Loving Kind”:
“Fallen Down” is rollicking good fun. It has a circular feel to the melody that makes it a perfect party song. It’s the kind of tune you can listen to in an endless loop.
“Fine Line” has an old-timey throwback feel to it and is chock full of that Liverpool sound. It’s a feel-good song, with the strumming and picking guitars, rolling pianos and the horns.
“Ready to Ride” has a jazzy feel, with the brushes on the drum, the lilting piano and noodling on guitar. It is gentle and nostalgic — the perfect tune for a smoky jazz nightclub.
“Lovers Undercover” has the nostalgic feel of an old jukebox tune, featuring keyboards and guitars with a 70s sound.
“Happy When It Hurts” is a melancholy gem of a weeper,
with a great harmonica line and a well-played piano part.
“Interlude” features a piano and a kooky announcer … it’s an interesting space filler.
“Love is the Reason” is very Beatles-ish, going heavy on the keyboard and strings. It has a Sgt. Pepper sound to it.
“A World Out Your Window” is a gentle ode to failed love, with upbeat guitars and smooth vocals.
“Where Do I Belong” is a slow burner with varying tempos, crunchy guitars and even a bit of mandolin and piano.
You can find Joe Symes and The Loving Kind on the web at http://joesymesandthelovingkind.co.uk/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/joesymesandthelovingkindUK/, on Twitter at @JoeSymesandTLK and on YouYube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazr4PeFBxT1qawuVpbwbpg/videos.