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Craig Hallsworth "What's The Story With This Hole?" Reviewed at Luna Kafe - Hidden Shoal
Hallsworth's songs has a certain glow and warmth, as this is poppy, melodic guitar rock with elegance and a human touch. Plain, neat pop songs. Period. When checking out "We're Too Far Away...", I compared the song's atmosphere and attitude with some of the Kiwi rock from the Flying Nun label years back. Another reference could be the power-pop of Matthew Sweet, but maybe also The dB's, Velvet Crush, my old fave Tall Grass Captains of Greater Chicago and several others.