Red Sky July
Given the résumé behind the members of Red Sky July (Alisha’s Attic, Texas & The Alice Band), you could be forgiving for thinking that this eponymous debut would be a powder puff album loaded with worthy - but dull - pop ditties. Instead we have a surprisingly catchy collection of alt-folk loveliness that is almost impossible to dislike.
There are some missteps along the way, as on the annoyingly anaemic ‘Evening Song’, but these are easily forgiven when the likes of the slide guitar-led ‘Morning Song’ and skiffle-tastic ‘How To Get Your Love’ roll gently out of the speakers. If you are looking for deeply challenging music then this may not be for you, but if you want some simple enjoyment, then Red Sky July provide the perfect tonic to help you through these blustery autumn days.