The Shouting Ground - The Shouting Ground

The Shouting Ground has produced a wicked first album. Their sound is funky with a hint of pop to it. The group is obviously influenced by Sly and the Family Stone and Stevie Wonder, but also has hints of Credence Clearwater Revival (especially in the jangley track Run T’ward The Light). The music is definitely danceable, with poppy organ ideas, tight guitars and solid, impressive bass licks. As well, the complicated layering of vocals and a cappella choruses pay homage to the band’s choral background. Winnipeggers will identify with the smart and relevant lyrics, most notably the transit anthem Hey Busrider!. The first track, One Groovy Baby (written by a band member known as – are you ready for it? – The Organic Chocolate Shockwave), is a great indication of the fun-loving, accessible vibe this band oozes. Find out for yourself when they play The Academy on Friday, Apr. 24.

Love is the Reason by The Shouting Ground

Published in Volume 63, Number 26 of The Uniter (April 2, 2009)

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