The Right Here - 'Stick To The Plan' (Rum Bar Records) Print E-mail
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Written by Dom Daley   
Friday, 15 July 2016 04:00

RightHere300Kicking backsides and making no apologies The Right Here might not have the best most catchy name you'll come across in rock and roll but, when you hear these cats rock out you'll be glad you did. Moving and shaking their shit somewhere between The Replacements and classic power pop with plenty of attitude this Minneapolis quartet have got the chops and with a swagger they are most definitely delivering it.

 

It's pretty upbeat stuff with some fine guitar twanging like on 'Judge Me When I'm Sober'. As they turn up the volume and chuck in some neat gang vocals onto a melodic chorus the band also aren't afraid to throw out rock star shapes.

 

This is the follow up to 2012's 'All Herky-Jerky' and an EP in 2013; there is also the hint of Americana in 'Seattle Breathe' - in fact it's not a million miles at times from someone like Teenage Fanclub. There is certainly a bit of mischief and fun in what The Right Here do.  

 

They aren't afraid to throw in a curve ball either in the shape of 'Darling Make A Scene' that begins like a fog before breaking out like Bad Religion towards another great gang chorus. I'm liking what I'm hearing, no doubt about that.

 

After some no nonsense rock and roll on 'Til The Wheels Come Off', 'Fall Asleep, Hate Yourself Or Leave' is just a sombre guitar and voice lament to better times. Just what the record needed at this midpoint. 'Drunk And Rolling Around' is more of the same as a lone voice sings over a slightly distorted chiming guitar before making way for the raucous 'Leaving For A Reason' that narrates one of those stories.  

 

It's hard to think that this album has almost reached its conclusion and a great listen it is too as it ebbs and flows with songs bouncing between uptempo and reflective numbers before 'You Wont Miss Me' kicks off at its midpoint and, hey presto, one of the album's many high points.  

 

It seems only right that the song to take this bad boy home would be one of those road songs that lurch from balladeering Americana before the rest of the band step in and from the song's middle kick some more serious backside and then it's over - gone - finished. Was that really thirteen songs? 'One More And We'll Move On' throws everything at the listener from a great guitar break to some rollocking bar room piano all inside the thick end of five and a half minutes.

 

Again another really impressive accomplished album rolls off the Rum Bar Records conveyor belt and onto my stereo. If you are looking for some honest good time rockin' and a rollin' then you could do a lot worse than invest in this.

 

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