Little Hurricane - Same Sun Same Moon album review

Dirty-blues duo clean up their act on third album

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If you form a duo with a male singer/guitarist and female drummer, there must be a temptation to run a sweepstake on exactly how long it’ll take before you’re compared to the White Stripes. For Little Hurricane, it seemed like a matter of minutes, which could explain why they’ve mercilessly sanded down their blues edges here. Instrumental March Of The softwareuiphraseguid=“3860273e-a5f8-49dc-a77b-b62ca2fd87d6”>SOFTWAREmark” gingersoftwareuiphraseguid=“3860273e-a5f8-49dc-a77b-b62ca2fd87d6” id=“dac61524-c31c-4a76-8fc1-a99090fdffaa”>Living aside, they’ve gone for smooth and radio-friendly, fishing in the pond of Kings Of Leon’s indie seduction routine, although it works better on the sultry, XX-chasing duet OTL.

But in aiming for classy, they often hit cheesy and have rubbed away any personality. You can’t knock their ambitions, but whether this has the spark to ignite them remains to be seen.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.