Mark Shepherd Offers Two Experiences For The Price Of One In Latest EP

Mark Shepherd’s offers listeners two ways to enjoy his latest offering of folk-rock in his latest release ‘The Grand Scheme of Things’: each track has an electronic and acoustic version, so you can change your listening to better suit your mood.

Shepherd’s particular brand of emotionally-driven, Americana-influenced guitar rock sounds just as good in both incarnations, serving to highlight just how skillful he is, both in his ability to write lyrics that transcend instrumental boundaries, as well as his versatile and adaptive approach to composition.

Fans of Mark Knopfler will no doubt enjoy his blend of story-driven songs with distinctive country-tinged guitar, whilst Paul Weller fans will be drawn to his voice, which permeates with all the intensity and richness of particularly well-made Italian espresso.

Mark Shepherd’s The Grand Scheme of Things will be released as a single in February 2019 with the EP due in early April.

Be sure to check him out on the links below:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3eBq0mItukX32dvU3QySCo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markshepherdmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/markshepherdmu1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markshepherdmusic/

Website: http://www.markshepherdmusic.co.uk/

Album Review: Wailing Recluse- Wailing Recluse

My name is Tee Total Guitar. I had an accident, and I woke up in 1973. Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time? Whatever’s happened, it’s like I’ve landed on a different planet. Now, maybe if I can work out the reason, I can get home.

Well, maybe not quite but Wailing Recluse’s eponymous album has certainly got us feeling like we’ve travelled back to the guilded era of classic rock. And actually, when the music is as good as this, we don’t want to travel back home. Sorry Sam Tyler, it just sounds better here.

The vocals bear more than a passing resemblance to Ozzy Osbourne in Sabbath’s heyday, and the stop-start rhythm of the lead guitar— at its peak on lead track ‘Fallen Angel’— recalls the pure, unadulterated heaviness of ‘War Pigs’. You can also discern a touch of Zeppelin in the overall coherence of the album, which has clearly been carefully crafted to function as a complete whole.

There are, for example, two acoustic songs (‘I’ll See Your Face Again’ and ‘Find Our Way Back Home’) right in the natural ‘middle’ of the album, a feature which harks back to the tendency of classic rock bands featuring an acoustic gig-within-a-gig around the halfway point of their shows. These two tracks are the most lyrically personal of the album, inspired by lead Richard Terris’s own experience of loss and subsequent realisation that strong, loving relationships can never really be lost.

The poignancy of these songs sandwiches perfectly in between the iron-forged riffs of the heavier tracks and Wailing Recluse provides the listener with an aural experience that flows together in a natural and organic way. This is certainly no mean feat in the age of streaming.

Fancy stepping on back to the 70’s with us? Check out Wailing Recluse on the links below:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wailingrecluse

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ThQFTsvOak6xcCS6nRIOP

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1muVnjweuFaLp–0Iy7Eog

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wailingrecluse/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wailingrecluse

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wailingrecluse/

Website: https://wailingrecluse.com/