It is the return of (most of) Proud Mary; following on from being snapped up by Noel Gallagher’s Sour Mash records, supporting Oasis and Paul Weller on tour and releasing the well received debut long player ‘The Same Old Blues’. The band is now made up of vocalist Greg Griffin and vocalist/guitarist Paul Newsome, with ex-Smiths bassist Andy Rourke joining them for their most recent tour. More dates are to be announced soon.
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This new album is comprised of languid semi-acoustic blues-folk. The kind of music that is just right for a hot sunny chill out. The vocals are very reminiscent of Gomez, while the harmonies are pure Beach Boys. If you are on the look out for something mellow to complete a lazy day in the sun, you could do a lot worse.
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Label : Redemption Records
Release Date : 17 May 2004
Website : www.proudmary.co.uk
Proud Mary factoid : They took their name from a Creedence Clearwater Revival track.