Luke James
Luke James

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

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Label: Self-Released

Sons of the East are a three piece indie folk band from Australia and, after a long wait, they release their debut album ‘Palomar Parade’. Having been flying fairly low on the radar, Sons of the East’s stock skyrocketed when their track ‘Hold On’ was featured on an influential blog.

When you listen to ‘Palomar Parade‘ though, it’s clear that it’s more than just luck and good song placement that have earned Sons of the East popularity. From the upbeat folk country of opener ‘Hard Playing Hard To Get’ to the dusky blues ballad of ‘Not All My Fault’, Sons Of The East create beautifully written songs that sound as though they’ve got years of experience on them.

‘On My Way’ has a bounce to it that will bring sunshine to your day and vocals that you’ll instantly want to sing along to. ‘Tail Lights’ leans more towards country with slide guitar soaring through the track and vocal harmonies that lift the track to a gorgeous place.

‘Palomar Parade’ is a beautiful album that feels like a classic rather than a debut. With hints of Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Garth Brooks, the blend of folk and country sounds equal parts grand and intimate. As a debut album, Sons Of The East have hit the ground running with ‘Palomar Parade’. With a knack for classic songwriting and glorious vocal harmonies, Sons Of The East will instantly turn heads with this glorious debut album.