World of Horses
Are you bored with non sencical hum drum factory fired tunes? Then step aboard THE ASTRONAUT, is it a homage to space travel? A yearning for lost love? Or simply a hymn to a long gone fairground ride? In this place nothing is for certain. Some song's can only be born from experiencing the laughter and the tear's. So if thought provoking, heartfelt music is your bag, then step right up and excersise your mind and free your spirit! 'Gone' is the best Oasis-sounding song that beats anything the Gallagher Bros. Have done in many moons. EAR CANDY MAGAZINE Paul Sumner is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Southport; a modest seaside town in the North West of England. As one of eight children he sought escape from the strains of family life using music as his outlet. Accordingly, 'A World Of Horses' is strong on heart-on-sleeve sentiment with an echo-driven production; the sound of the seaside opening and closing the record. Sumner's strength lies in his soul-baring material. The acoustic 'Golden Sun' is possibly his best song but it's ably backed up by 'Tyson' and the title track; all of these feature Beatlesque melody and Sumner's delivery at it's most yearning. Sumner also attempts a show-stopping 'Revolver'-like number on the ambitious 'The Astronaut' and towards the end of the song he just about pulls off the trick. A commendable first album by Sumner which is strong on honesty as well as tunes. LEONARDS LAIR MUSIC MAGAZINE.