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Ravenhall - Single/Video Review: Straight Up

12 Oct 2018 // A review by Terry McIntosh

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

Following the rise and fall of a few incarnations, Joe Ravenhall & Chris Brebner found themselves yearning for a simpler style of music. They wished to emulate some of their heroes while producing a new sound, one which encompassed a more wholesome sound. This lead them both back to basics. Simple acoustic music which relies on strong vocal melodies interweaving with intricate guitar.

Fast forward five years and Ravenhall has written over 100 songs in an effort to solidify their sound. This dedication to their craft has resulted in a truly authentic sound which speaks to people intimately. With a preference to record and film their music live as opposed to studio tracks, their music provides authenticity and truth which is missed in many acts today.

You can regularly see Ravenhall performing at live venues throughout Auckland City and the rest of New Zealand.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Ravenhall

Releases

Straight Up
Year: 2018
Type: EP

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