The Coral's Bill Ryder-Jones gives Liverpool songwriter a hand on Dennis Wilson-esque debut
With the help of former Coral man Bill Ryder-Jones, Liverpool’s We Are Catchers (aka Peter Jackson) has captured the melancholy essence of Beach Boy Dennis Wilson’s solo album ‘Pacific Ocean Blue’ and distilled it in the murky Mersey to produce this confident debut. Appropriately opening with ‘Water’s Edge’, he takes his piano for a leisurely stroll along a sunkissed promenade as the sensitive lyrics – “From the sky/ I can see the birds fly/From the ledge/You can see the river’s edge” – flicker into focus. ‘Tap Tap Tap’ livens things up a notch, while ‘Over The Hill’ is like a massage for the ear canal. It’s neither flash nor fancy, but it is beautiful.