Mad Mackerel Recommends…Zachary Cale

Posted: April 25, 2011 in Country, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock

Zachary Cale has got in touch a couple of times recently with tracks from a recent 7″ and from his forthcoming album called Noise of Welcome.

Sometimes when you get sent a lot of music stuff can slip through the cracks, it’s not much of an excuse, but it is the truth and such is our excuse where Mr Cale is concerned.

While at first it would seem this is some (albeit rather fine) singer-songwriter material there are soon hints that all is not as straightforward as it seems. There are other forces at work here and they are good ones. His voice draws you in, it is inviting and hypnotic and works beautifully with the gentle folk accompaniment as he strums away in true troubadour style. They are reflective, poignant and emotive and he has that rare talent of being able to make you forget what else is going on around you and immerse yourself fully in the world he creates – superb.

In truth the songs feel like they could have come from any time in the past 40 years, calling to mind Donovan or Dylan as much as they do Nick Drake or vintage Fleetwood Mac, and that my friends is meant simply as a compliment of the highest order.

Oh yes, Zachary Cale may have slipped under our radar once, but we won’t be making that mistake again. Don’t let the same happen to you.

Noise of Welcome is released on 17th May on All Hands Electric. You can pre-order the album and check his back catalogue by clicking here.

Download Zachary Cale – Come Quietly mp3 (from Come Quietly 7″)

Download Zachary Cale – Hello Oblivion mp3 (from Noise Of Welcome)

Download Zachary Cale – Mourning Glory Kid mp3 (from Noise Of Welcome)

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