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Ravenhall - Single/Video Review: Straight Up

12 Oct 2018 // A review by terry666

Straight Up is the latest single and video from Ravenhall - Auckland based duo Chris Brebner and Joe Ravenhall. From my understanding these guys have been in multiple bands together over the years and they have performed as Ravenhall for around 5 years. Their style keeps on evolving as they hone their skills. They have a large collection of tracks on Soundcloud, which is a good place to explore the 30 plus tracks that these guys have written together.

With a calm and mesmerising intro of waves on a beach, and with a waterfall providing the perfect backdrop, it is evident that nature was important when creating this gorgeous video. The two lovers portrayed in the video make you feel warm and fuzzy. This is a love song with some great advice - it has a very catchy rhythm and vocal line and I can see this becoming a popular Summer party song.

Although it’s an acoustic track, the guitar it does have some punch to it and it’s a very good slow rock song with plenty of positive vibes. The vocals and guitar have great harmony and Straight Up showcases some of what I suspect are their many talents.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Ravenhall

With passionate acoustic guitar driven songs and evocative storytelling, New Zealand’s Ravenhall speaks directly to listener’s hearts. By embracing an experimental electronic edge, they push the boundaries of traditional singer/songwriter music to create a sound that is wholly authentic and unique.

Founding members Joe Ravenhall and Chris Brebner are both veterans of Auckland’s music scene, with several years of history collaborating on a variety of projects. With Ravenhall they sought to embrace the emotional lyricism and open hearted melodies that drew them to music in the first place. After writing over a hundred songs together, they recruited Damian Hilt on drums and Alan Treanor on the bass, each one bringing their own dynamic personality to fill out the band’s sound.

After spending many years performing together across New Zealand, Ravenhall made their official debut in 2015 with the release of their single Everything To Me. From there they went on to release a series of singles expanding on their signature sound while continuing to build an audience in their home country. Currently the band is working on a new EP which will introduce their intricately crafted songwriting to new listeners in New Zealand and beyond.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Ravenhall

Releases

Straight Up
Year: 2018
Type: EP

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