Review and photograph by Stuart Rhodes
The Dunwells, Pocklington Arts Centre.
One of Yorkshire’s hottest young bands launched its new UK tour at Pocklington Arts Centre this week.
With a debut album already launched in the USA titled Blind Sighted Faith and a UK album launching this May titled Follow The Road, Leeds based band The Dunwells may well have escaped the attention of many readers.
Originally a five piece band and now rolling out as a four piece The Dunwells are a classic folk rock with more than a touch of country for good measure.
Struggling to imagine the sound, think Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Poco and daring to suggest even the potential to be the UK answer to The Eagles.
The songs are very strong, almost every other track sounds like a potential hit single and their fan base continues to grow at a pace that reflects the commercial edge to their songs.
Opening the show with the title track from their USA album the band moved swiftly and slickly through a collection of old material peppered with new teaser songs from the forthcoming UK album including new song Communicate with its bigger rounder anthemic stadium sound than earlier material and the superb song Show Me Emotion all of which belongs on a big stage with a big audience.
The Dunwells are back in their home town playing the finale of their tour at Leeds Town Hall on Friday, April 25.
Tickets are on sale now.
A venue and a stage that the band deserve and will showcase their music as it should be heard.
As one of the tracks on their new album says The Best Is Yet To Come.