Cosmic’s ‘Stars’ is out of this world
Melodic Sunshine’, says it best. Pure summery goodness.
After two self-released albums put together via a community-funded project in Glasgow’s Castlemilk housing scheme, the Cosmic Rough Riders looked to Alan McGee’s newlyformed Poptones Records for the next step towards some well-deserved fame.
The radiant sounds of ‘Enjoy’ (in essence a compilation of those first two efforts), along with its chartdenting single ‘Revolution (In The Summertime)’, did indeed earn the band a substantial following, but it also signalled the departure of co-founder and leading light Daniel Wylie.
Now a three-piece, they carried on to produce a further three releases before, according to their official website, taking a well-earned hiatus. separating ‘ETMS’ and ‘Stars’ is minimal, if it exists at all.
The trademark harmonies remain beautifully intact and, much like its lauded predecessor, ‘Stars’ carries more hooks than a yard of Velcro.