The Musgraves You That Way I This Way
Release Date: April 16, 2013
Label: OK! Good
UK roots-pop four-piece, the Musgraves, sing of love and heartbreak like many of their folk-influenced contemporaries, but do so without the frequently prevailing melancholy. This brighter, more cheerful quality clearly reflects the band's influences of early rock and roll from the Phil Spector era to Motown, producing a sound that could be described as something like the Beach Boys meets Mumford and Sons.
Armed with acoustic guitars, violin, banjo, glockenspiel and of course Matthew Bennett's soulful voice, the Musgraves deliver uplifting pop songs, with simple hooks designed to be catchy and memorable.