There are days when the chips stack themselves in your favor, and I had one of them a couple weeks back. I don’t quite remember how it happened, but somehow, the secret inner workings of Twitter threw up the link to a song that got me off to the right start. It was a sunny tune about rewinding and getting a fresh start. The tentative plucking on an acoustic guitar made me put my coffee down and soon I was tapping in time to the bassline, and smiling for no reason. There was a gravity in the message; a man reaching out for hope, pining for something seemingly lost, but I was on my feet when the bridge came in.
I had to know who these guys were who could dream up such a deep, yet high-spirited tune. Behind the name Narrow Plains I discovered a pair of brothers- Stu and Rog Connick, and their long-time friend Charlie Ferriday. The latter is the lead vocalist and guitar man while the brothers handle drums and bass respectively, while chipping in with the backing vocals. Growing up in the musically vibrant town of Caterham in Surrey, the trio of schoolmates dreamed of being in bands. But it wouldn’t be until many years later that they would finally come together to work on their first recording as Narrow Plains, an EP entitled ‘Somewhere in Between‘.
We will pause our introduction there, esteemed reader, to ask you this important question: what did you think of ‘So Rewind’? Did you Hate it or Love it?
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