Stingy Brim is the solo project for Andrew Throne. He released a three-song self-titled EP Stingy Brim.
Well my first thoughts when listening to “Gun Monkey” was that he sounded like John Lennon. It’s not on every word but when he sings, “There’s a dirty little creature running ‘round upstairs and he’s shooting off a gun” he does. “Gun Monkey” is an infectious, catchy song. The melodies were stuck in my head by the time I got to the second chorus. The song also rocks. It's fairly standard power-pop rock but that Freebird style guitar sound great.
My only minor issue was that I thought there were just a tad too many high frequencies with the distortion. It's a personal preference but I wanted a little more warmth.
Up next is “Made Up” which is another really catchy song. Throne keeps it simple with bass, guitar and drums with his vocals at the center. On the chorus he sings, “I’m all ready to have some fun So rain it down on your favorite song There's nothing left for you or anyone We're made up.” I don’t doubt you might be humming along after you hear it.
He closes with “Rising Sun” which is arguably the highlight and also has the same exact run time as “Made Up.” The song is more pop than rock and certainly plays into a Beatles-esque vibe. Thorne essentially follows a similar formula as the previous two songs but it doesn't matter when you have the ability to write such a concise pop song that is awfully addictive.
This EP is less than ten minutes and feels like it goes by faster then that. It zips by. My one and only issue is that I wanted more material. Other than that I would bookmark this guy's social media and make sure to get updates on new music.
Overall, these three repeat worthy tracks build a foundation for Throne. I hope he gets back in the studio soon.
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