Album Review: Green Diesel – Kings At Sea EP

You won’t find a bigger line-up than that of young folk-rock band Green Diesel this side of Bellowhead, however the Faversham 9 piece are not just big in numbers, they are massive in talent as well.

Two fiddle players, accordion, guitars, mandolin, trumpet, a full rhythm section, and that’s not the end of it. They conjure up a sound that is solid in it’s folk tradition, yet slips in many different styles and influences.

Kings At Sea is the debut EP release from the band. Drawing heavily from their Kent heritage, the record is bold yet very accessible. The first track ‘The Saga of John Ward’, is a belter. A sultry start with the first airing of singer Imogen Dale’s Tabor-esq velvety vocal – before the band crash in with a trad inspired hook you’ll be humming for days. Great harmonies, great
playing all round.

The EP continues with a brilliant trad arranged instrumental, before further self penned tracks, the pick of which being the almost Cossack influenced All The Fun Of The Fair. If this band do anything they’ll keep your feet tapping, that’s for sure.

We rate these guys stupidly highly, and you can see them ply their trade around Kent and London.

Check them out at www.myspace.com/thegreendieseltheory

Also, listen to the track ‘The Saga Of John Ward’ on our player.

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