North Carolina-based band Mipso started out as a string quartet in the college town of Chapel Hill. In 2015, their album Old Time Reverie debuted at number one on the Billboard bluegrass chart. But, their forthcoming album, Coming Down The Mountain, sees the band marrying their string sensibilities and lush harmonies with drums and electric instruments for a more folk-rock feel. While Mipso’s new sound harkens back to music of the late '60s and early '70s, lyrically the album tackles many of the issues that confront society today.
Produced by Sandy Robertson, 1970's "P.C. Kent" featured all original material; Kent, Richards and Watson responsible for penning all eleven tracks. Musically the set's quite an early-1970s timepiece, bouncing all over the musical spectrum. As lead singer Kent had a likable and versatile voice, that displayed a bit more Cockney accent than normally encountered on Brit LPs. That Brit sense of humor was best displayed on the wild 'drunk driving' ode 'One for the Road'. In spite of the clumsy title 'Little Baby Won't You Please Come Home Honey Child Won't You Just Allow Me One More Chance, Please' started the set off on a commercial high note. A killer melody and performance would have made this a dandy single. Similarly, 'Sweet Suzie Brown Boots', 'I'm Hanging On' and 'After Dark' all had commercial potential.
Coming Down is the first solo album from former Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, and Love and Rockets guitar player Daniel Ash. First single "This Love" was a #2 hit on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in the U.S., where his former bandmates Peter Murphy and David J had already scored Top 10 hits. Natasha Atlas sings and plays instruments on most tracks.