REVIEW: Timothy Nelson & The Infidels – “Sleeping Alone”

It’s undeniable that Timothy Nelson & The Infidels have a sound influenced by country music. There. I said it and it’s out in the open. Now get all of those possible misconceptions out of your system, because these guys are a bit different.

Mixing folk, country, and rock, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels have been building up their fan base in Western Australia for a couple of years now. Timothy has two WAMi awards under his belt already, one of which is for “Sleeping Alone”. These guys are a solid act.

But what about the song? Well, “Sleeping Alone” begins slowly with a bendy lead guitar line over a softly strummed acoustic, but once the full band kicks in, all sorts of musical textures come into play. For a song over 6 minutes long, has its highs and lows, and moves between them effortlessly.

For a group so influenced by a genre I generally disregard, Timothy Nelson & The Infidels sure know their stuff. Lyrically strong and different from your average folk band, they won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But with the guts to write they kind of music they want to, and with a debut LP on the way, this is gonna be a band to watch out for.

Verdict: Positive.

Listen to some of their stuff on their Myspace page.

Also; grab what I understand will soon be an exclusive download of “Sleeping Alone”, HERE.

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