I’ve been vaguely aware of Sir Salvatore for about a year now, so the release of Continental Breakfast seems a perfect time to introduce them to those readers of Toad yet to come across this particular band.
The EP veers between gently thrumming melodic indie and a mildly more aggressive indie rock. For all there’s a bit of growl in the guitars here and there, the overall atmosphere of the record is much more that of a laid back evening in than anything else – not one to curl up to, just one to quietly nod along to as you go about your chores.
To say that I unreservedly love this record wouldn’t be quite accurate – some of it does lapse into the unexceptional, and when it does the flat vocal style can make it sound poor. But that same vocal is one of the highlights when they get it right, and there are a few excellent songs here. It’s not pushy music, but neither is it too gentle. The pace is always about right, and I think that might be the bass, which keeps the toes tapping throughout.
So it’s a little uneven, but I think this band have plenty of promise and I will be keeping an eye on them in future I think.
Sir Salvatore – Townies
Sir Salvatore – Ambalina