Dig. Sow. Love. Grow.
At first I was a bit disappointed by Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. But only because the band’s three previous albums have been strong, especially 2011’s 3; one of my favourite rock albums of that year. So Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. has the same flow and feel to 3 but doesn’t quite deliver the same amount of knockout songs.
That said, time spent with this record reveals plenty of great grooves and feels, this time it hasn’t been about the writing so much as simply hitting repeat and aiming for great retro-referencing jams.
There’s still the vibe of The Black Crowes at times; there’s definitely the sound of Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crazy Horse, The Allman Brothers and most obviously Joe Walsh – both with The James Gang and solo.
Maybe this will be the release that will get the band noticed though. It’s not their best work – but they appear to be gaining more press for this album. So if you take the chance on this you’ll find a band with a ready-made catalogue of super-strong material. It’s all very 1960s/70s referencing.