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:: John Parkes ::
21 January 2008 / No Label Required / 14 Trk CD
By Emily Slowlie

If anyone could personify the modern movement of singer/songwriters on a mission to relay the original sentiments of guitar folk music, then it’s John Parkes. Each bustling, nicely busked song sparkles with indie highlights and the solid, yet fluid strums that underpin Parkes’ strong but accurate vocal lines. “Let’s Make Love” is maybe his least inventive track although it’s pleasant enough, but “Incitement To Religious Hatred” is immediate proof of the singer at his strongest; something he ably repeats on “My Desire”. For an album of fourteen tracks with just JP and his acoustic guitar for company, it’s remarkably listenable as well – you can find Mr Parkes in his other job, fronting the impressive Whole Sky Monitor.


John Parkes

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