Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Russell Huie: Cheer The Bombs On [EP]

Russell Huie
Cheer The Bombs On [EP]
Canon Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
As you take Russell Huie's new EP Cheer The Bombs On for a spin you may think that his voice seems very familar. This familiarity comes from the simple fact that if you mixed up the vocal styles of Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright and Ron Sexmith you would come out with Huie's soft mix delivery, which is completely infectious. It is Huie's voice along with each building mid-tempo number that is the true strength of this EP and makes for a pretty good indie pop journey contained in a nice musically tight twenty minute package.

Key Track: "Brighter Dark"

Band With Similar Fire: Ron Sexsmith

Official Russell Huie Website
Russell Huie MySpace

-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony