Over the past year, we’ve been treated to a dose of Americana from the likes of Colin Clyne and The Big Nowhere, so we were more than happy to jump at the opportunity to review Pray For Rain, the debut album of Jim Dead & The Doubters.
Wooden Kimono gets the record off to a roaring start, being an awfully catchy, rocking tune with superb riffs and splendid underlying bass lines.
The guitar work continues to shine in the likes of May The Road Rise and Lovesick Blues; meanwhile, tracks such as Holding The Line, Crows On The Wire and You Coulda Said captivate the listener with toe-tapping rhythms.
In between all those, we have Trains which is a short but sweet ditty, Home standing out with its excellent, striking lyrical themes and I’m Not Lost being a passionate song with a heavy country influence that caps off the album on a strong note.
A terrific debut release in every sense of the word that will surely have Jim and co. at the forefront of the country’s rising Americana scene.