The Saw Doctors – The Further Adventures Of The Saw Doctors
2012 Shamtown Records
2012 Shamtown Records
The Further Adventures Of The Saw Doctors was released in the UK back in 2011, and received unanimous acclaim. 2012 sees the U.S. release and a 25-date stateside tour. The Saw Doctors, owners of 18 top-30 singles and three #1 hits in their native Ireland have developed a reputation for high energy folk/rock shows that have fans on their feet from start to finish. The Further Adventures Of The Saw Doctors will do little to inhibit that band’s image.The Saw Doctors have never stopped growing musically, and have worked their way into a full-on Americana sound over time. This sound is prevalent early on in the new album, right from the opening notes of “Takin’ The Train”, the album’s first track. “Friday Town” is a paean to the lack of mutability in a working class town. There’s an inherent subtlety here that sneaks up on you, and wends its way throughout the entire album. In fact, it would be fair to say that the Saw Doctors never really bowl listeners over on The Further Adventures Of The Saw Doctors, but capture listeners with consistent quality and quiet competence in both musicianship and songwriting.
Highlights include the melancholy love song “Someone Like You”, the mid-tempo ballad “Indian Summer”, and the catchy and unforgettable “Well Byes”. By the time the band bows for the night with “Goodbye Again”, you’ll be reaching for your player of choice to start the album over again.
There’s little doubt that The Saw Doctors continue to purvey high quality music twenty five years after their inception, but the continued growth noted on The Further Adventures Of The Saw Doctors will sit well with long time and new fans alike. While The Saw Doctors don’t overwhelm listeners at any one point on the album, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the outcome.
Rating: 3.5 Stars (Out of 5)
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