17 August 2012
Posted in Music and Bands
Single 'Never Had To Try' released on Friday 10th August, 2012 to all online music retailers
The Pickwicks are the brainchild of Bridport guitarist, singer and songwriter Declan Duffy. The constraints of the acoustic singer-songwriter format, allied to a wide set of influences, have always encouraged Declan to broaden the scope of his music as much as possible. Principal influences are The Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Atlantic/Stax and other old soul, the Happy Mondays/Black Grape, film scores and The Pogues, to name only a few (along with a lifelong love of old country music, but only the most real, of course).
“This sounds great – we really like it!” say BBC Radio Manchester, while Wayne Gooderham of Time Out reckons it's “a breezy blast of brass-tinged guitar pop" .
The single marks the debut release on the newly-formed Howl Records label. The label was set up by Bridport's musicians with a plan to release regular singles by local acts in an effort to showcase the local musical and artistic community.