Album Review – Ahab- Wits End

Posted by: on Jul 4, 2012 | No Comments

Since Mumford and Sons hit the scene in 2009 with their debut album ‘Sigh No More’, the Folk Rock Bluegrass Country music genre, has had resurgence with the popularity in their music. However, Mumford and Sons is not the only band to have been unearthed in recent times. One such example is Ahab.

In 2010, they were invited to play the Fairport Convention Cropedy Festival on the back of a video of them playing in Brick Lane in London. Their popularity in Europe and the US is evident and the band toured in Australia for the first time earlier this year. Playing at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, ahab gained a wider fanbase as more and more people warmed to their folksy roots sound.

Kicking off with ‘Wish You’ their debut album Wits End is one fingerpickin’ country hoedown that will have you hooked from the very first note. From the four part vocal harmonies to the twang of the mandolin, there is definitely something here for everyone to fall in love with.

There are many cool tracks on this album such as ‘Run Me Down’ and ‘To The Light’, however I think my favourite is the foot stompin’ feel good ‘Lightnin’ Bug’, which showcases what this entire band, are all about.  Check out this version, which was filmed backstage at The Lexington in London in early 2011 to find out just what all this hype is about.

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