A funky four piece from Colchester, The Castro’s are specialists in alt-rock tunes laden with smooth grooves, rootsy touches and a subtle energy that draws you in to their tracks piece by piece. Follow them on Facebook if you enjoy their track Eskimo
‘So Rewind’ is perhaps the sharpest new folk track to have come along in some time, coming courtesy of new alt-folk trio Narrow Plains. Based in London (and likely benefitting from a strong folk scene in the city), these are three very talented musicians and this single bears that statement up.
The production is pristine, the pace and energy are high, and the chorus/refrain is as catchy as they come. With Ben Howard and Mumford and Sons not doing much in the way of new releases early this year, Narrow Plains could be the band to bridge that gap. It’s very easy to imagine this single starting to build some real momentum for them, and they’d deserve it to – even if it’s a matter of finding more ‘cult’ success, like perhaps their most similar artist Newton Faulkner.
Check out Narrow Plains online if you’re as taken as we are by the track above: