Artist – Alex Hulme
EP – Back Of The Pack
Release date – 23rd February 2015
Reviewer – Stuart Todd
Listen on Bandcamp
Tracklist: Back Of The Pack / Hunt / River
Recorded & mixed by Ciaron Bell & Richard Woodcraft
Mastered by Stefan Kazassoglou at Kinicho, Liverpool
Back Of The Pack is the new EP by Garstang-born, Liverpool-based artist Alex Hulme. With influences such as Fionn Regan and Nick Drake, Alex has been building up a steady reputation as one of the most dynamic live performers on the acoustic scene. With several releases already under his belt (including last year’s bouncy single Climb), this latest release finds Alex in a more mellow frame of mind.
The opening song Back Of The Pack is restrained yet joyous. However, I found Hunt to be the better track and perhaps should have been the A-side but this hardly matters, as all three tracks are worth a listen. Strong performances and first rate production help to make this Alex Hulme’s most accessible collection to date.
Back Of The Pack is available to download from BandCamp
Watch the video for the song Back Of The Pack on YouTube.
As part of Little Panther promotions, Alex Hulme will be one of the artists playing Liverpool Acoustic Live @ View Two Gallery on Friday 24th April.
Review © 2015 Stuart Todd – Liverpool Acoustic
Webite – alexhulmemusic.wix.
Facebook – facebook/thisisalexhulme
EP review: Alex Hulme – Back Of The Pack
Stuart Todd runs and hosts the award-winning Liverpool Acoustic Live music events with Graham Holland. Stuart was formally in the group Triad before leaving to do solo work. In recent years he has had a successful partnership with local classical guitarist and composer Neil Campbell with whom he formed the duo Campbell Todd. He has also been in the band The Freebies and involved with a number of creative writing projects. His current band is called Three Minute Hero.
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