Bristol(UK) based Dan Brown, who goes by the name Macatier and whom we featured in our days of relative infancy has released his first EP a week ago. The songs have all been redone/re-edited/re-mastered and sound much crisper than the earlier uploaded versions. The genre is still upbeat-acoustic, so somehow this product has remained free from all the electronic adulteration, which is a welcome change from the mainstream sound of our times
Now as for the EP, it starts with the groovy, head-bang friendly Boxing Clever, which is reminiscent of the music of John Butler Trio from down under. A solid start, which moves on to the evocative ‘Make it Fast’ which is in the similar ballpark as Eagle Eye Cherry or Smashmouth or even Barenaked Ladies to an extent. After this, it moves on to a couple of songs which are a bit like the good ones from Matchbox Twenty’s earlier works (Mad Season and earlier). Although he does not quite have the baritone of a Rob Thomas, the voice is strong, has a good range and a distinctive identity. Plus, he is really young and the voice will only get deeper with time. As for the finish comes the lyrical ‘Write Words, Write Time’, which has a strong rhythm and the wonderful line ‘It paints me as I am’ in it. So without further ado, listen to the EP and download it legitimately yourselves from here.
My personal favourites from the EP:
Make it Fast:
Hiding in plain sight: this also inspired my album art attempt posted above ;).
Write words, write time: