"Last Train Running" One listen to the title track first single of Whiskey Falls’ forthcoming debut album is more than fair warning. At the same time, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Start with the vocals. Four-part harmony is there such thing as four-part lead? running from the first verse to the final chorus. Then there’s the song itself. Smartly crafted and emotionally mature. Somewhat surprising from a new band that writes all its own material.
The musicianship is world class. The arrangement, tighter than Tupperware. The production, well, let’s just say it more than measures up. Is it possible for a 14-month old band to have handled all those duties, too? Check, check and check.
So now we’re into full-on intrigue. Who are these guys? Where did they come from? And how in the world did they pop up out of nowhere with a crazy fresh sound that, at the same time, is as comfortable as an old pair of jeans? But before we get there, here’s the kicker: we’ve gotten this far down the road based on one song. One song! Wait ’til people get a load of the album.
The truth is, the guys in Whiskey Falls are almost as astonished by their music as are the music fans who are discovering it. “I’ve been brought to tears a few times on stage by just how special the music is, how amazing the harmonies are.”
That’s Seven Williams speaking. In your standard band configuration, Seven’s the guy who does all the talking. Lead singer, frontman, principle songwriter, et cetera. Except then you have Wally Brandt, who’s no slouch with the vocals and just happens to be second to none in the songwriting and musicianship departments.