Hailing from the great city of Atlanta, Nine Times Blue are a band that writes and plays radio-ready songs that would be as at home on an AM station as they would on FM. With the new album, Falling Slowly,Â it easily makes you think of any other number of bands with the same appeal. The Smithereens, Matchbox Twenty, Gin Blossoms all immediately come to mind within the first few notes. And, you know what? There’s nothing wrong with that at all.
The title track will have your feet tapping and your fingers playing air drums the first time you hear it. These are great songs that make you want to sing along with them over and over. Other stand outs include “Grace,” “Million Miles” and “Serena,” and show that this band has the chops to deliver not only a great record but a promising future. So, do yourself a favor and track down Nine Times Blue’s Falling Slowly. Your ears will thank you.
Falling Slowly is out now on Renegade Recordings.