A concoction of introspective folk melodies and riotous rocking, Gypsies Flee is a remarkable debut album. Songs like Brothers, Silly Old Man and Mervyn’s Compass are stirring, soulful and injected with overwhelming optimism, tunes such as Strangers Heart and #26 are fast-paced and compel listeners to move.
The album is raw, yet polished, and leaves you with an itching to experience the sounds in a euphoric live setting.
Standout songs are the liberating anthem City Limits, with its honest, sing-along inducing lyrics and closing track The Feckless Feud which turns almost heavy rock in its chugging angry riffs and vocal anarchy. (CD)