Luke James
Luke James

CLUNK Magazines chief album review guy and a lover of cats!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Label: Self-Released

Mog Jones is a name that many will recognise around the South West for her relentless gigging ethic and seemingly popping up everywhere at once. Well Mog has finally decided to settle down for 2 minutes to record her debut album, ‘On The Run’.

‘On The Run’ is a collection of songs that seem to embrace multiple genres while keeping Mog’s inimitable style coursing throughout. In the first three tracks alone you have the dirty blues of ‘Only Way Out’, the almost glam rock of ‘It Ain’t Easy’ and the slow burning country blues of ‘Oh Ringo’. The latter seems to almost serve as a tribute to Stevie Nicks with the soaring chorus inviting you in to her world where she tells a story with melody alone.

While the backing track never really pushes songs, it’s purpose was always going to be to let Mog take centre stage and let the vocals be the star of the show. In fact one of the highlights of the album for me is ‘Boy’, a track which is just Mog and her guitar. It creates an intimacy which is a welcome change of pace half way through the album.

‘On The Run’ is an album that truly shows how great Mog’s vocals are and you can hear her influences coursing through the blues/glam/pop/indie or whichever genre she decides she’ll cover next. ‘On The Run’ is the sound of a future star.