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Behind The Curve

by Harry and the Hendersons

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‘Behind The Curve’ - reveals the Hendersons stepping beyond the sweet-melodied, country-tinged Americana of their debut and injecting bucket loads of Pink Floyd-esque Psychedelia elements with captivating, intricate funk guitar courtesy of the youngest Brother, Andrew Neil. The ensemble's bespoke use of descriptive and dynamic harmonies soar and linger on the cusp of the treble, wrapping themselves round the ears of those who listen. As Hendersons' multiple vocalists Harry Mulvenna, Vincent Deighan, Andrew and Stuart Neil lament of being out of synch with the world, guest Craig Stoddart's ebbing jazz saxophone and Jack Richardson's velvety bassline add to the endless fluidity of the track. Decorated and doused with the ethereal choir boy-esque vocals of Vincent Deighan, 'Behind the Curve' presents Harry and the Hendersons in a fresh and tentative light, showcasing the talents of each band member.

The B-side, Nowhere To Go, is the Hendersons' take on a love letter, penned to the women who cast their shadows of care out to the modern vagabond musician. The content of the letter is lyrically enticing, painting a harsh, yet honest picture of generous gratitude, sexual enchantment and deceit all at the same time. In true Hendersons fashion, warm and soul-searching harmonies tenderly, then longingly litter the melody; whilst the instrumentation carries a slick, swinging bassline, inviting rhythms from infectious percussion to get audiences dancing, and a bucket load of singing guitars - which sound like they could be the love children of the aforementioned hazy sweet vocals. Every element of this track collectively shines, to produce the ultimate feel-good foot-stomping B-Side.

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released August 1, 2015

Craig Stoddart on Saxophone
Tornface Studios

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