Cityview Sparkle Sparkle Album Review

Thanks to Chad Taylor and Cityview for the really great words! Cheers!

There are few bands in the metro that have grown as much and as quickly as the Holy White Hounds. Three short years ago, the group — then a three-piece — seemed like a fun but nondescript bar band. Since then, the group has significantly tightened its songwriting, added a new drummer and a second guitarist and jumped its live shows from good to great. “Sparkle Sparkle” is the next step in that evolution. Established Hounds fans will recognize nearly half the tracks (four titles, to be exact) from the band’s “Oh Mama” EP. But with the sound that the band has been peddling for the past year, few people are apt to complain. “Switchblade” remains the group’s best song, but tracks like “Gaver Water” and “Black Lust” show enough promise to think that we are looking at the band’s ground floor rather than its ceiling.
— Chad Taylor | Cityview