Listened to this EP today and this is my gear. Absolutely love this one - every song is amazing. Immediately googled to see if they have a new album coming out this year, but can't see anything scheduled. I did notice they have a new single, which is as brilliant as the stuff on the EP;
Great find, mate. These guys are next level, and I will be keeping tabs on anything new they might release.
Release date: 13th August 2021
Catalogue No: ESM356
For all Westcoast/AOR fans out there.
From Escape Music:
Escape Music is pleased to announce the signing of the West-coast artist Doug Brons with his brand new album titled PULL
The first 500 copies will include a post card hand signed by Doug Brons, a limited edition of 500 copies only!
Doug Brons was born into a musical family in Santa Rosa CA in 1963. He first started learning the piano with the help of his grandfather and it was from there where he blossomed into a great singer / songwriter.
In High school Doug formed a band with his brother that drew influences from Toto, EWF, Chicago, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross and Roby Duke and then later in his teens opened for such acts as Steve Archer, The Call, John Fischer and Denny Correll.
Through the mid eighties into the nineties Doug Was caught up in family life but came back in 2016 and recorded “Soulscripted” which was produced by Tom Hemby in 2017 and features Amy Grant, Bill Champlin, Michael Omartian and John Schlitt. “Timepiece” was released in 2019 which features Bill Champlin, Pat Coil, Michael Whittaker and Tom Hemby.
This brings us to “Pull” where Doug draws on his original influences and we are presented with 11 beautifully written tracks that have a West Coast vibe mixed in with a great AOR feel. This is so easy to listen to, just sit back and enjoy the music..
Father Show Us
Tell Me Everything
Not The Only One
Don’t Let Go
We Are The Patriots
Talk Too Much Faith Hope Love
Doug Brons – Keyboards & Vocals
Tom Hemby – Drum Programming & Guitars
Mark Dowdy – Drum and Guitar Programming
Graham Dowdy - Guitar
Dan Needham – Drums
Pat Coil – B3, Keyboards
Yeah, I like We Were Sharks. Their last album as absolute killer. New one is very good, very consistent. Not as good as the last one - but good stuff.
I enjoyed the first Holding Absence album and saw a lot of potential on it, but admittedly it was just one tune I've shared a few times that really blew me away. The new album is significantly better in every single way, though. My favourite off the debut;
Yep, the dudes are all about atmosphere. Massive part of what draws me to them.