Leeds-based band The Lewis Express have released a fantastic new album titled Clap Your Hands. Following the release of their self-titled album last year, I was eager to diver deep into this release, and I was left impressed by the band’s incredible chemistry and ability to create catchy, but intricate and textured compositions.
“Clap Your Hands” starts this album off with claps throughout the entire track, complemented by fantastic keys, a subtle but poignant bassline, and an infectious, jovial groove. “Dança De Duas Mãos” continues the jittery, upbeat tone of the music, with playful keys and drums throughout. The band are really able to immerse me into their world on this album, providing such infectious grooves that keep me playing them again and again. “Moola Umemo” is an example of a slower-paced track which is eclectic in its piano arrangement. “Tico” features some Latin-inspired grooves with energetic percussion throughout as well. It makes for a fun and engaging listen. “Flat Palm Avenue” and “Out From The Rock” finish the album off with a similarly percussion-heavy groove that once again is absolutely brilliant. Overall, the talented group have exceeded expectations with this release, and I’m really hoping to hear more from them because they are terrific.
Listen to The Lewis Express’ brand new album Clap Your Hands below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via ATA Records.