The Main Grains “Don’t Believe Everything You Think”

The Main Grains “Don’t Believe Everything You Think”

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We all have bands that we adore but somehow have managed to escape the attention of the vast majority of people. One of these bands for us is definitely the Yo-Yos, a brilliant band led by Danny McCormack. They were a band who perfected a sound that mixed old school rock n roll with punk. We were therefore genuinely thrilled to hear about Danny’s new band, The Main Grains, and this release.
This mini album begins with “Unscrewed”, a song which is not surprisingly very Yo-Yos esque. It has that same rock n roll rhythm but with punk guitars. Songs like that and “I’d Rather Be In California” make you feel like you have met up with a great long lost friend, who has already bought you a pint!!

It’s also no surprise that their sound also bears a resemblance to early Wildhearts, another more famous band Danny was in. “Happy Round Here” has a grittier sound but still has a big hook that kills. There is also a harder edge to “Spend Your Money” which has a blusier sound but with a touch of seventies glam. The great thing about this release is that essentially every track is a rock n roll song but they always throw something different in to each song to give it an edge. On “Fine By You”, it’s a vocal effect which actually gives it a really contemporary feel. Then with final track “She’s A Catch” they show that you can’t really go wrong with just a damn fine punk n roll song.
If we’re honest, it was inevitable that we would love this album given that we not only love the Yo-Yo’s but also lots of the related bands, such as The Loyalties. There is also a lot of genuine love for Danny McCormack from fans of this ‘scene’. He’s a man who has lived, and suffered, the rock n roll life but most importantly has produced some truly great material. Once again, with the Main Grains we have a whole bunch of fun rock n roll songs. Hopefully, this is just the start and we will see even more songs released soon. Even better, we hope we get the chance to enjoy a pint and see them tearing up a stage in the not too distant future.

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