19 Jan North and South Magazine
Out of the Soup – Dylan Storey
Auckland-based Dylan Storey serves up his second full length album here, mixing pop, rock and blues with the clear vocal influence of Joe Walsh informing the style of the singing. But Storey has very much created his own sound and has a great band on hand to work through the songs. Highlights include “The skies Above Crete” with some impressive slide playing (possibly the influence of Walsh once again?) and “Footsteps of Kings”, which marries slow-blues guitar to a gentle, after-hours bar ballad; an urban shanty if you like.