BLUE CABS - Hey Presto ep
After a gap of over six years Blue Cabs have released their 3rd EP ‘Hey Presto’. They have defiantly eschewed the trendy and embraced the outsider tag with their combination of back-to-basics attitude and social conscience. Blue Cabs formed back in 2014 in Milton Keynes with James Joyce on vocals, James Frazer on guitar, Paul Pugh on bass and Ben Joyce on drums. They released their debut self-titled EP in 2014 and after a brief personnel change, James Cook replacing James Frazer, they released ‘Another Day, Another Quid‘ EP in 2017. Now back with the original line-up, fans who have heard their previous releases will be pleased to know the EP displays a creative experimentation of post-punk sounds and styles and they’ve never sounded so good. The band themselves describe their sound as stripped back lean and mean. I have to agree, there are no distracting effects and no unnecessary instrumentation, it’s an EP from a group of friends who know their place in the band and love what they do.