Soles Of Passion – Escape From Jurisdiction B
With their own unique brand of progressive country music, Soles Of Passion offer some upbeat and thoughtful sounds on Escape From Jurisdiction B.
‘Say I Will’ opens the album with a quirky and sassy sound, featuring an infectious chorus that sees Myla Snow’s voice given some colourful pop treatment, while ‘Wheezy Hissy Fit’ channels the sound of old school early R.E.M. and blends it with the no nonsense punk sounds of Debbie Harry.
Lead single ‘Tax Slave’ sees Soles Of Passion flex their political muscles without ever coming across as cloying or trying too hard, while tracks like ‘A Place Of My Own’ and title track ‘Jurisdiction B’ stand up as outstanding examples of the bands sound which remains consistent while willing to try out something different every once in a while.
‘Two By Two’ is one of the more toe tapping tracks on the album, with an insistent beat and some expressive guitars that chime and growl in equal measure. ‘Fully Moon’ is notably quirky, the kind of song that isn’t afraid to colour outside the lines, and keeps the listener on their toes and going in directions that are at times unexpected, yet pleasing.
Escape From Jurisdiction B closes with ‘Lifetime/Father’s Eyes’ which manages to capture the essence of the band’s sound, creative and willing to step out from the potential restrictions of country – this is progressive country for sure.