GUEST POST: Culann (Written by Spinning Pebble)

Culann is a 5-piece rock band from Scotland, the band is made up of PJ Kelly on Vocals and Guitar, Sean Kelly on Drums, Greg Irish on Guitar, Ross McCluskie on Keys and finally Calum Davis on Bass.

Culann are still unsigned and I have no idea how, in 2013 they won 'Best Rock' at SAMA (Scottish Alternative Music Awards) and Impressively one of their gigs sold out after 6 hours of tickets going on sale.

Jumping right into the band itself, they are hard to put into a category for me there are something I’ve never heard before, their style is mainly Celtic-rock with a hint of folk, mixed with alterative giving the band an originally raw sound.

The first song I heard from the band was All Reverie, the guitar and drums on this track just get you going from the start, like a rumbling power coursing through the speakers gets you amp. And PJ’s vocals are brilliant hearing him makes me want to hear more Scottish rock singers.

The band’s debut album “Culann” shows the full extent of their reach with hard hitting up beat rock songs such as the opening song Jerusalem, to softer parts of the album where you can see a glimpse of striped down sound like on boomerang or the into to homegrown, personally I would love to hear more of this.

Salvation is a big tune on the album for me, with a simple and delicate start, then PJ’s near angelic vocals coming in followed by the rest of the group coming in giving a somehow serious yet happy sound, it feels like the anthem of Culann although every song on the album has its merits if you listen to just one song of the album make it Salvation.

Doing research into the band I found out that they are another DIY band, you have got to love DIY bands. Handling most aspects themselves even making the music videos is a very commendable thing to do and I rate this so much as it shows a lot of dedication and how much work they put in.

On the bands Facebook page it says “Every effort is made to create something raw, honest, heartfelt and emotive in every track” and this a beautiful thing to try to achieve, and let’s be honest they do, there music is always so emotional and simply beautiful.

Twitter-      https://twitter.com/culann

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