Clutching At Straws – This Table Changes Everything
Formed in 2010, Clutching At Straws is an alternative-folk trio based in Stourbridge, West Midlands who possess a sound that is resolutely their own. ‘This Table Changes Everything‘ is the band’s first release since the quartet became a trio in January 2015.
This folk opera of a track is thrillingly diverse with a supremely focused sense of drama. The track ebbs and flows on the back of deft layered instrumentation, the haunting sound of James Baskett’s cello to the bright chime of Tom Simm’s guitar part and the rhythmic beats of Jake Mahal. Holding it together is Simm’s riveting vocal, seamlessly bringing all the different segments of the song together and delivering wonderfully expressive and meaningful lyrics, and an ever soaring chorus. Clutching At Straws is a band definitely worth checking out, both live and through their downloaded music.