Earlier this summer we introduced you to the Surrey-based trio Narrow Plains and they had readers enchanted with the refreshing take on folk-pop heard on their single ‘So Rewind‘. A lot has happened since then for the band, the highlight of which was being selected as the judges’ pick in the Bands4Good online contest. This success led to another; they were invited to record at Deep River Studios with acclaimed producer and engineer, John Davenport. John has had a stellar career having worked with John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones and Madonna in the past. The group made a brief docu of their trip to North Carolina from the plane ride across the pond to the time they set up in Davenport’s brand new studio and sat down to record ‘Choices’.
Another huge step Narrow Plains made while we were away was to sign with independent label Smart Indie. As part of the deal the band will release a new album in January 2016, adding to the one EP that currently makes up their entire discography. They haven’t said it but I’m hoping the new song Choices will make the final cut for the new project. It’s an intense love ditty with a tough decision at its heart and the frustration the choice entails is brilliantly conveyed in Charlie Ferriday’s raspy tenor. The beauty and tranquility of the Deep River surroundings is in turn reflected in the staid guitar chords and melancholic harmonica strains. Feel free to download this song and play it over and over as we wait for what will surely be a landmark release.
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