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In this chair by Whiskycats

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Reviewed on 31st January 2006.

 
 

In this chair

By Whiskycats

When I was first given this CD I must say I was intrigued to see if they would live up to the hype. I had heard a lot about the Whiskycats and how they were building a good reputation for themselves in Manchester but hadn't had the chance to listen to them and I wasn't disappointed.

'In this chair' is a well written song with smashing lyrics relating to... well, sitting in a chair. One of my favourite pastimes may I add so I could relate to this track in some ways. Many bands of this style attempt and fail with regards to using brass but the Whiskycats flourish. The music flows as do the lyrics creating a deep, relaxing sound. My first thoughts after listening to this track was 'lets play it again' something that is rare for me from listening to a song just the once.

The second track on the single is 'Boring job' a song that will relate to 98% of office workers in the world. In my eyes this track is actually better than 'In this chair' and again the lyrics are spot on. The track for me is the catchier of the three, with its addictive melody and masses of foot-tapability you quickly find that you're nodding your head to the beat.

The final song on the CD is another chilled out jazz song called 'acoustic night'. This is a song that you should play after a hard-days work to relax yourself. The great thing about the sound is that it has no complications and is easy listening of the highest order, you can almost smell the coffee when listening to it.

To sum up, I believe that the Whiskycats are an undiscovered gem that is soon to be discovered. They have an original style and I for one will definitely be planning on going to see them soon. The hype I mentioned at the beginning was with foundation and I can see their fan base quickly spilling from within the boundaries of Lancashire.

 

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