Howie Beck – Don’t Be Afriad (CD Review)

Howie Beck is a somewhat twee singer songwriter from Canada. His gentle strummings and pleadingly sung vocals are pleasant enough but don’t really grab you as a listener. The music is rather overproduced for my tastes and results in a faux theatricality which annoys rather than envelopes as it should.

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Strokes fans may be interested to note that a cover version of ‘Reptilia’ is featured on this single and it rendered into Howie’s style without any difficulty it would seem.

Label : Ever

Release Date : 22 May 2006

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  • Don’t Be Afriad (Radio Edit)
  • Alice
  • Reptilia
  • Don’t Be Afriad (album version)
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