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Artur U & the New City Limits - Holiday From Eternity

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When listening to Holiday From Eternity by Artur U & the New City Limits, it's difficult to get away from just how much vocalist Artur U sounds like Paul Weller (of The Jam). He just has that nasal sort of voice that makes the listener believe he could break into "That's Entertainment" (The Jam song, not the old Hollywood musical tune) at almost any moment.

Instrumentally, these songs have an angular, math rock, post-punk feel to them. Artur U is a steel guitarist, in addition to being the act from Finland's vocalist, and has played with the likes of Bill Laswell and James Chance. So you can get a good idea where the group's sophisticated sound comes from.

Interestingly, when Artur U sings "Take a hand somebody" with an almost gospel music drive; it sounds a little like something Paul Weller might sing, as a matter of fact.

One downside to the way U sings is that he can sometimes be difficult to understand, as he doesn't always enunciate his words clearly. However, with "Wind," a male/female duet, it's easy to understand the words to this religious-centered song. It's a lovely, contemplative song.

With Holiday From Eternity, come for the Weller comparisons, but stay for the great playing and strong songs.

Artur U & the New City Limits - Holiday From Eternity
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