By Earl Burton “Tampa Earl” – Rock At Night Tampa
Review: The Speed of Sound’s single “Blood, Sweat, and Tears” – Release February 14, 2022
If you’re looking for a throwback to the sounds of 80s alternative rockers, Manchester, England’s The Speed of Sound offer you a vehicle to take a trip back in time! Their new tune, “Blood, Sweat and Tears,” released earlier in February, is a trippy take that personifies the group. Using jangling guitars provided by vocalist/guitarist John Armstrong and guitarist Ann-Marie Crowley, echoes of bands such as The Replacements with a tinge of R.E.M. seep through their approach to music. The band itself has a vast repertoire of musical influences including Irish, folk, jazz and Indian music, which helps to flesh out the attitude of The Speed of Sound.
The album the song comes from, called Museum of Tomorrow, features other gems that are worth checking out. “Tomorrow’s World” features Crowley taking the lead, but the same idiosyncratic approach by the independent band comes across to the listener. Be sure to head over to Bandcamp (or whichever digital outlet is your favorite) to find the CD Museum of Tomorrow, or just pick up the track “Blood, Sweat and Tears” from The Speed of Sound. It will take you back to a time that you thought had passed in the world of alternative rock!
The Speed of Sound: John Armstrong – Songwriting/Guitars/Vocals, Ann-Marie Crowley – Vocals/Guitars
Kevin Roache – Bass guitar, John Broadhurst – Drums
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