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Proud Disturber of the Peace


Artist: William the Conqueror
Label: Loose Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 04 August 2017

Hailing from Cornwall, Indie-Americana trio William The Conqueror release their debut album Proud Disturber of the Peace. This feels like a second or third album, not a debut. There's a confidence and polish applied to Proud Disturber of the Peace that normally only comes with time; through years of gigging and becoming comfortable with your sound. So the fact that William the Conqueror nails it from the start is one of the most impressive aspects of this release.

The album contains 10 songs (45 min, 15 sec) that are probably best described as Country Rock. It's an LP that is instantly accessible, but also grows on you the more times you listen to it. This isn't an album for just now - a release you'll put in a cupboard and forget about at the end of the month - this is an LP that you'll be digging out, from time to time, years from now.

There are so many "moments" here that it's hard to know where to start singing its praises. There are tunes that you'll be convinced you know; songs that you've long since forgotten. Most notable here is the album's title track 'Proud Disturber of the Peace' and 'Sunny is the Style' which both have very familiar sounding riffs.

It's an impressive and thoroughly enjoyable album, made notable by the fact this is their debut LP.


Nick Smithson

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