Single Review: New Desert Blues – Adam

By on Thursday, 13th June 2013 at 12:00 pm

With no sense of pretence, no dramatic unveiling, New Desert Blues have snuck up on my psyche, with the immense track that is ‘Adam’. The five impeccably dressed lads who sounded raw, and ebbed with potential at The Great Escape at The Fishbowl have created something really special with their debut effort.

Refined, and delightfully genuine, New Desert Blues aren’t bursting with youthful exuberance as you’d expect from a group of five less-than-likely lads. They instead emanate a dastardly sense of cool: whether that is in lead singer James Cullen’s ability to pull of the most pretentious of turtlenecks in Brighton sunshine at this year’s Great Escape, is yet to be uncovered.

Parker’s vocals are delightful on ‘Adam’, with the five-part harmony that the band strike only accentuating the vocal prowess of the young man. The soaring vocals that build to a precipice on each chorus as Cullen laments the bittersweets vocals. Combined with the gently building guitars, ‘Adam’ is a single that has it all and deserves to be a soundtrack to summer 2013, especially with Mumford and Sons threatening to be that soundtrack. AGAIN.

It’s fresh, it’s new and I love it. Check it out in the video below.


‘Adam’, the forthcoming single from New Desert Blues, will be out on the 8th of July.


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[…] up through opener ‘Zachary’, the second part of what began in ‘Adam’, which I reviewed last summer. In its video, stunningly shot and edited by the band themselves, we follow our wounded centrepoint […]

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