Tom McGuire & The Brassholes ‘Better’ track review
At a time when optimism isn’t exactly a well-stocked commodity, the latest single from the ever-exhilarating Tom McGuire & The Brassholes sees the group looking to reaffirm that not all is lost through a bombastic blend of funk, pop and a glass half full outlook.
Very much cut from their own kaledioscopic cloth, Better is a rumination on the trials and tribulations that life throws our way, as well as the benefit of experience that we’re eventually granted by simply pushing on through all of the pain.
Rendered in exuberant horns, scintillating funk guitar and those typically charismatic vocals that fans have come to expect from Tom McGuire & The Brassholes’ output, it’s a track which can truly as the great mediator when you find yourself bogged down by the rigours of the world.
Forging a halfway point between the slickness of Michael McDonald-era Doobie Brothers and the engrossing stylings of modern contemporaries such as Hiatus Kaiyote, the power of Tom’s insistent cries that “it won’t be like this forever, you’re gonna get better” shouldn’t be underestimated in terms of the clarity they could provide. And by the time that you team it with the choir that arrives towards its crescendo, this track feels like less of a frivolous piece of music and more of an essential public service that dispenses joy to where it may have otherwise been scant and is sure to go down a storm at their forthcoming show at Roukenglen Park’s Playground Festival on Sunday 26th September.
Check out the track and its fun-filled video below and as for those looking to catch the band live, tickets for the aforementioned Playground are available right here via Skiddle.
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