Americana UK Review of 400 Miles

cover-400miles-landscapeLA based singer-songwriter Duff gives us 5 songs on this EP which lie on the poppier side of rock.

The opening track “Suddenly” begins promisingly with an Al Kooperesque swirl of organ before the band kicks in and Duff sings a love song that is reminiscent of the type of fare that the likes of Darius would offer. The title song is better, a ballad about a dead lover with Duff putting some emotion into his singing and some nice guitar and organ pinning the tune. A bit more muscle and grit would not go amiss.

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Left Off the Dial Review of 400 Miles

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No doubt he has the people swaying in the aisles in a live setting…

Harmless, if not a little bratty, Duff peddles light, rootsy pop, and it works most of the time here on this five-song EP.  Suddenly and Adrenaline are pleasant enough, and no doubt he has the people swaying in the aisles in a live setting.

He tries tough on You Can Try, but after the first three songs, its hard to imagine him as wild.  Its about as hard as a puppy.  Lets hope hes singing about an older brother.  No, he seems much more suited to the sweet pathos of 400 Miles and Sigh.  You can believe these songs vivid portraits of a man on the verge on the verge of what? Not even he knows, but we’ll find out in a few years.

– Gary Knight

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