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Single Review: Quarry – More Than I Have To

Hailing from Coventry Quarry are Matt Barrett (Lead singer, rhythm guitar) Callum Dutton (Lead guitar) Jamie Hewitt (Bass) and Chris Merret. (Drums)

The band formed back in late 2013 and they have been steadily picking up radio play on the likes of BBC Introducing ever since. This track is taken from the group’s current EP Love Is Blind, But I Can’t Read the Braille.’ If nothing else I have to say that that is an absolutely brilliant name for a record. It certainly beats just naming the EP after the band.

More Than I Have To sounds like a strange of mix of Gabrielle ‘Dreams’ and an Ed Sheeran track when he is in a melodic mood. It’s probably the most radio-friendly song that I have ever featured and while it’s nice enough it just doesn’t really grab me. The vocals are really smooth and blend really well with the acoustic guitar melody. (That’s where the Gabrielle link comes from I think) The more hip hop style sections add a nice bit of something different and the track as a whole is all very nice but it just doesn’t hook me in.

If I ever heard More Than I Have To on the radio I might hum along while carrying on with whatever I was doing. It’s a decent single by anyone’s standards but I would want to hear a bit more from the band before they converted me into a fan. It’s a nice radio-friendly single but nothing to really get the heart racing.

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