Tom Ricci – Escape Into Life

Label: Self Released; Release: 12/05/2016

Straight away this album takes me back to the 90’s, one of my favourite musical decades, with a sharp burst of indie-rock sounding melody and guitar riffs. It’s probably true to say that this album is as retro a sound as I’ve heard recently, but that really does work here. Strong vocals, great hooks and some great harmonies make this a great summer album, perfect for driving out to summer cabins and sitting in the sun.

Don’t Give Up On Yourself is the darkest track on the album and deserves a special mention. It starts with minors and angst and just as it seems it is hitting a happy high its bleakness and angst come back at you like a sledgehammer. Perfect.

Standout track – Gave It All To You is a driving, pop-rock track that would fit perfectly into any playlist you have this summer.

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Track listing:

What Are You Saying Man?

Tell Me (What You Want Me To Be)

Fantasize

Gave It All To You

Doomed From The Start

Don’t Give Up On Yourself

You Can Have It!

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Daniel Beech

Daniel Beech

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