US - New York - Full Moon 151 - 01/11/09
A Boy You Once Knew
Ahmond has a vocal style that reminds me somewhat of David McAlmont who once had a band with Bernard Butler. He has a lush musical landscape to support his androgynous vocals.
"Go To Africa" is an up-tempo swoon of a song that features an interesting instrumentation and a conscious lyric. The use of strings is sophisticated and inspired. "Thundershoes" is on of those genuinely spine-tingling moments when Ahmond's vocals sound like they can reach the stratosphere whilst reminding me of Morrissey. "Those Damn Things" is more rock than the other songs and manages a Cure-ish strut. The closing "Collusion" was featured on the bloody historical drama "Rome" and is haunting and atmospheric. Ahmond's style is really unique and he deserves to be heard by many.
Copyright © 2009 Anna Maria Stjärnell