My ten year old daughter walked into the room as I was listening to “Milk”, a song off Twiddle’s new album, PLUMP Chapter 2, due out April 28th. She quickly asked “What is that? That’s catchy!” Proving once again that great music knows no age limit nor boundaries. You know the Vermont based jam band is really on to something when they can completely nullify the thirty years which separate us with just one song. Their sound offers something for everyone. Fans of all genres will find something to sink their teeth into. Just ask the band’s ever growing allegiance of fans known simply as “Frends.”
Mihali Savoulidis’ guitar work on “New Sun” would completely fit into the Allman Brothers canon while his blues strut on “Drifter” would make Clapton proud. “Forevers” offers late night jazz introspection, courtesy of keyboardist Ryan Dempsey, that could have anyone looking inward. The genre crossing fun doesn’t stop there. “Moments” is a smile inducing blast of blue-eyed reggae soul which will have you oceanside in your mind. The backbone, drummer Brook Jordan and bassist Zdenek Gubb, use “Orlando’s” as a vessel to navigate everywhere from vast prog rock waters to the shallow shores of pop.
Twiddle pick up right where they left off. PLUMP Chapter 2 is a natural successor to 2015’s Chapter 1 in every way imaginable. They stick to the formula which has gained them such a rabid fan base and to great effect. If you like music at all, you will be hard pressed not to find something here to enjoy. Another great release by a great band! On April 28th, Twiddle will be releasing PLUMP Chapter 2 as a double album. It will be packaged with a revamped version of 2015’s Chapter 1, with several songs remastered by Ron St. Germain, famous for his work with 311 and Bad Brains. In the mean time, here’s the lyric video for their first single from PLUMP Chapter 2, “When It Rains It Pours”.