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Catch a Wave

A fantastically pebbly vocal almost saves this song from dreary acoustic obscurity. Almost. It’s an acoustic ballad and it’s rather limp, on the whole, with anonymous drum sound and guitars that are well played, but that would bore the socks off of Steve Davis.

The odd flicker of something better has been thrown in; a splattering of lead acoustic guitar to pluck at the eardrums, but there isn’t a hook and the great vocal is wasted on a flat melody.

I listened a few times and each time I was hoping to discover what it was I was missing that could turn this song into a brooding grower. It just isn’t there.

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Stuart 'Saur' Smith was a prolific writer for The Mag throughout the magazine's lifetime. He combined a day job of temporary office jobs in London with a nightlife of trawling the capital's music venues looking for talent. As well as writing about music, he was a session musician who featured on a number of singles in the 90s. Today, Stuart is a Chief Writer for Phonotonal.
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