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The ShortListen: The Hummingbirds (no. 282)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? The Hummingbirds

What’s the story? There's something in the water in Merseyside - or maybe it's just those docks welcoming in newcomers, and new sounds from afar - but the area has always exhibited a distinct love of Americana, from a little known band we're tipping to do well called The Beatles, through to the likes of the Coral and a host of other smaller bands from the area. Next to unashamedly take inspiration from this musical heritage are The Hummingbirds, a five piece who have just released their debut album Pieces of You. This track, Knocking on my Door, shows what they're all about - a no-nonsense two and a half minutes of sweet harmonies, strong melody and a jaunty (a word that does not get used nearly enough) groove pushing the track forward. It's irresistible stuff - and be sure to check them out live over the coming months.

For fans of: The Coral, Blossoms, The Beatles

In three words: Scouse Americana groove

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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