Off The Record – ALBUM FOCUS – Lucky Chops

Have you ever wanted To listen to a new band or musician and not sure where to start? Well, instead of listening to their commercial music, why not start with something off the album first!  Today we look at a debut album by this internet sensation who begin their UK tour this week – Lucky Chops

 

 

Halfway to the Hudson

 

This is the opening song on this album and it really defines this band as a whole, a group that creates a song that is joyful, uplifting and makes you want to dance your little heartout. The world of brass instruments is so underused in everyday music so the chance to be able to listen to it in all it’s glory is great. This is a fun little tune with a really additive rhythm to it that you can imagine listening to on summer days.

 

 

Traveler

 

This song to me takes everything you know about the way brass instruments are played and spins it on it’s head. This song is really different to anything that you have ever heard and I think that is why it really stands out. The melodies create sounds that you can’t imagine can come from a trumpet but they do and that is why it is so ingenious. The fact that this band have managed to do this really proves why they are as popular as they are. It has a essence of the 1940’s style of music that has been taken and been modernised into this whole different genre style and it is really fresh.

 

 

Dance Night

This song has a great melody to it that you can imagine being played at a dance, which funnily enough goes with the name of the song. It is a real uplifting style of song that really has a great beat to it that you can imagine being played at a big event like a wedding or even the happy ever after ending to a film. It is fun and a very exciting song to listen to.

 

 

Flyaway 

This is very different to any other song on this album as it uses more mellow style playing of the instruments and it is wonderful – it has a real chill out vibe to it and yet again takes the ideology of the brass instrument and spins it on its head and makes it something entirely new. Whilst it may not have any lyrics you can imagine a jazz singer singing along to it.

 

Mo’Mommo

This is the last song on the album and it has an addictive beat that you will not be able to get enough of. The way that the drum beat intertwines throughout the brass melodies is fun whilst also very fun to listen to. This is a great song to end the album as it sort of combines and sums up with this album is will be one you will not want to miss.

 

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