There’s lots of talent coming out of Manchester in this issue, which is great to see! The Climate Stripes are a fairly new outfit, certainly to me and lean more towards blues/rock than country but good music is good music. The record opens with the laid-back dulcet tone of ‘Light As A Feather (Jenny’s Song)’. I really like lead singer, Mark James Ross’ vocals which maintain this soothing tone throughout. The tempo increases for ‘No Revolution’ and Ross’ voice assumes a more sinister tone. ‘Come Home’ is a stand out track, the simple chorus sticks in the listener’s mind. Produced in their Rochdale studio and mastered at Abbey Road, they have done a good job at capturing the unique sound the band is going for. They’re DIY musicians that have made a name for themselves in the North West this year through their performances and this record showcases why with its togetherness throughout these well-crafted tracks.