Review by Glen Parkes
Hey there, music lovers! we are bringing you the lowdown on the latest journey of The Ugly Guys. this 15 track beast of an album brings you all the best of country music with a twist of an Adele song thrown into the mix and with the classic that is johnny be good in there for good measure the mix of songs is surprising, to say the least, but they work and work well.
we dive into the realm of Americana with Southend’s own trailblazing quintet, The Ugly Guys. Their highly anticipated album, “Cover Your Tracks,” is set to hit the airwaves on August 25th, 2023, courtesy of Conquest Music. So, strap in as we explore the magic these musical mavericks have cooked up. From the first note, “Cover Your Tracks” exudes the authenticity and warmth synonymous with The Ugly Guys’ musical identity. A blend of influences from traditional country, folk, and a touch of modern flair creates a sonic tapestry that’s as inviting as an open prairie.
The album is a testament to The Ugly Guys’ dedication to their craft. The instrumentals are immaculately layered, creating a lush soundscape that envelops the listener. The balance between each instrument is spot-on, allowing the nuances of banjos, fiddles, and guitars to shine individually and as part of the larger sonic tapestry.
“Cover Your Tracks” is more than just an album; it’s a voyage that transports you to a realm where time slows down and the whole world feels within reach. The Ugly Guys have crafted a collection of songs that resonate with the wanderer in all of us, infusing each track with a dose of Americana magic. With their unique blend of genres and unwavering passion, The Ugly Guys have firmly established themselves as purveyors of a sound that’s both captivating and timeless.
So mark your calendars for August 25th, folks, because “Cover Your Tracks” is an album you won’t want to miss. Let The Ugly Guys be your musical guides on a journey that’s as expansive as the cosmos itself
1. Ugly Guys
2.Rolling In The Deep
4. One More Shot
5.She Made Me Lose My Blues
6.Bluer Words Were Never Spoken
7.Don’t Let The Old Man In
8.Standing At The Crossroads Again
9.A Picture of You
10. me and My Uncle
11.Don’t Ever Change
12. Old Five and Dimers
13. Cash On The Barrelhead
14. Johnny B Goode
15. Keep Me In Your Heart
The Ugly Guys are:
Paul Shuttleworth – Lead Vocals, Steve Oliver – Guitars, Mandolin, Banjo Keyboards & Backing Vocals, Vic Collins, Pedal Steel, Guitars and Backing Vocals, Nevil Kiddier – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals, Bob Clouter – Drums.
Look out for the guys playing in the south of England over the next few weeks
24/08/2023 Ain’t Nothin But The Blues, London
29/08/2023 Music Den, Epping
03/09/2023 Chinnerys, Southend
05/09/2023 Hot Box, Chelmsford
08/10/2023 Boogaloo, Highgate
22/10/2023 Jenny Lynd, Hastings