‘Stories Don’t End’ is smoother than a drive down to Malibu with the Eagles chilling in the back seat

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Dawes - 'Stories Don't End'

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Dawes – ‘Stories Don’t End’

Despite having a name that forces you to spell it aloud lest everyone assumes you’ve just discovered Jim Morrison, LA’s jaunty Americana-peddling mates of Mumford have made it to their third album. Working with Kings Of Leon producer Jacquire King, ‘Stories Don’t End’ is smoother than a drive down to Malibu with the Eagles chilling in the back seat. So if it’s earthy fireside folk you’re craving, you’d best look elsewhere, because the harmony-steeped likes of ‘From A Window Seat’, Blake Mills cover ‘Hey Lover’ and yearning highlight ‘Most People’ are all about retro, grit-free Hollywood gloss.

Leonie Cooper

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Record label:Mercury