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Conor Fynes
4 stars 'Hot Summer Fun' - Jeavestone (Single)

The best song from Jeavestone' third album '1+1=OK', 'Hot Summer Sun' was instantly fun and memorable. Although proggers may find themselves repulsed by the suspiciously poppy song title, it is a tongue-in-cheek prog rendition of the upbeat pop format. Of particular note are the lyrics, which employ a witty sense of wordplay. For those who haven't heard Jeavestone before, they are a contemporary band that looks to 70's classic rock for inspiration, and adds a touch of prog to spice things up. Think Jethro Tull without the folk elements. Although 'Hot Summer Fun' seems like a one-off attempt at writing pop, 'Mirror Monologue' (it's b-side) is more indicative of the band's style. It's not dreary, but it's a little dark, it's crunchy, and it's full of vintage appeal, without having to use the exact same sounds of that era. Although '1+1=OK' did not appeal to me as much as I thought it would, this single brings forth two of the best offerings from that album.

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