The Loft Club - Dreaming The Impossible

by Kevin Wierzbicki

This English five-piece is fronted by singer and guitarist Daniel Schamroth who also wrote all the songs here with the exception of a co-write with Lisa Loeb on one cut. The effort begins with the title cut, a lush and somewhat understated mid-tempo rocker that sounds like a mash up of the Verve and Poco. Bass work from Jamie Whyte adds an element of funk to "I'm Just a Man," a cut that, if you again want to think of as a mash up, nods to Jack White and the Eurythmics. Those references should give you an idea that there's something special going on here, and whether you recognize echoes of Oasis in "Keep Me Coming Home" or not, you'll easily get lost in the jangle pop of "True Love," the dream pop of "You Are the Sun," the Dylan-esque "Flat Broke" and the emotive singing of Schamroth in general throughout. The 12-song set closes out with the psych-tinged "Waves" and "Flicker" where co-writer Loeb adds sublime lead vocals on one verse as well as harmonies with Schamroth throughout the song. Great melodic music here, and the Loft Club are ready to tour the U.S. for the first time when the pandemic settles down. That jaunt will likely garner the band tons of new fans; in the meantime you can get a head start with Dreaming The Impossible.

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