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The Novellos

The Novellos is an indie band from Stoke-on-Trent in England which first rose to prominence back in 2008, after personnel changes and a new focus they have been under the radar for a while. Adam Steele (Bass and Vocals), Sam ‘Fingers’ J Walker (Keys, Brass and Vocals), Eddy Gillespie (Drums, Percussion and Vocals) and Mike Thomas (Guitar and Vocals) are now back and due to release The Lady is not for Turning as a vinyl single, to be closely followed by Not So Sure.

The Novellos

The Novellos

The addition of Brass is a stoke of sheer genius as it raises the band from just another Beatles influenced indie soul band to an intriguing out-fit. Stonking rhythms rip the audience in to a frenzied ball of energy. The music has that tinny quality that  which in less proficient hands sounds like a reed blowing in the wind, turning it in to a core strength that snares the ears.

I look forward to being able to hear more of what they have been up to during their time away. It is some credit to the song writing that the The Lady is not for Turning retains a freshness about it, but will it get the band back on track? Possibly, so long as there is something new coming up soon, else they will become forever – the band that had a decent couple of years.

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