Press Release.

Hightown Pirates.

Press Release.

“Dry and High, is a joyous, anthem-laden affair, that evokes Arcade Fires sweep; Blood Sweat and Tears’ horns and the finer moments of Primal Scream’s Screamadelica. These giant, uproarious songs are propelled by huge guitar riffs, Lilly Vasil’s exhilarating fluteand on standout track, Just For Today, the shock and awe of still being alive.”  4 Stars Q Magazine.

“Well mainly, justice is best served by screaming LOUDLY:‘GO FUCKING LISTEN TO IT!’ First of all, there are no fillers on this record. Every single composition stands alone, experientially, melodically, and musically.”  9/10 Louder Than War.

“A terrific debut record” GQ.

“”A set of very personal and cathartic songs that are clearly the sound of a man reborn. Coloured by acid house, Britpop, gospel and soul featuring a heavy-duty horn section, Dry And High is a joyous celebration of a life reclaimed with Mason and his band clearly having a ball on tracks including the brass-driven ‘Just For Today’, the house-inspired ‘Perfect Stranger’ and the loved-up ‘Chasing Rainbows’. With hints of Paul Weller and Primal Scream, this is an album that delivers on all fronts. By turns hard rocking, soulful, hard-edged and heartfelt, it’s a warts and all musical journey that’s well worth taking.

Dave Haslam, Rock and Roll magazine.

 

“This is pure Rock and Roll, and album that is raucous, high energy, but with moments of pure vulnerability.” XS Noise.

 

Interview with The Quietus magazine is here.

http://thequietus.com/articles/22120-simon-mason-the-hightown-pirates-interview