Australia’s relationship with Canadian folksters, The East Pointers, has always been one of utmost love, and there is no doubt that their latest album will have the same effect on Aussie audiences.
Titled, Yours To Break, the ten-track piece, produced by multi-Grammy Award-winning songwriter and highly renowned producer Gordie Sampson, pushes the envelope to capture the attention of the next folk enthusiastic generation, continuing their heavy trail-blazing antics. It does this by genre-blending just enough to break into commercial territory but not too much to sway from their roots, matching their signature Celtic trance charm with juicy pop hooks and acoustic guitar crawls, and chopping between a trio of harmonics and straight instrumental pieces.
Not only does it fuse genre elements, but it also includes distinct influences from specific countries, most notably our own nation, to give it a rich global appeal even though much of the lyrical subject matter stays central to the band’s home town of Prince Edward Island. Yours To Break explores connection in all forms, between people, places, items, and activities on physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
Following Yours To Break, The East Pointers really should rename to The North Pointers since that is the direction they are headed.
East Pointers Music
Reviewed By Tammy Walters