With an easy listening EP and new tunes in the works, Getintothis’ Adam Lowerson discovers Uno Mas’ sensual stylings.
There is not a lot to be discovered about Warrington four-piece Uno Mas on the internet.
What we do know though is that what they lack in online information, they certainly make up for with their soothing soft rock sounds, and with a solid string of songs and a handful of live dates around Manchester under their belts, they could certainly be ones to keep an eye on over the next year or so.
Their four-track EP, Please Make My Day, was released in late 2014, and is a warm, easy listening illustration of the band’s smooth sounds. Opening track Brightleaf is a soft, sensual classic rock slow burner, with intricate lead guitar lines weaving between frontman Olly Thornton’s vocals in bursts of guitar virtuosity. The track glides along before screaming into life with a solo many a guitarist would be proud of.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the Uno Mas’ sound is Thornton’s sultry, crooned vocals which ooze class, particularly on the title song Please Make My Day. The understated, chiming guitars along with jazz influenced drums cocoon his voice, giving the track a sleepy, soft-rock feel.
If there’s one criticism to have, it’s that the EP as a whole is slightly one paced, and never really raises from its calming lull. You could easily be forgiven for dozing off while listening, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but the band could probably do with a few more dynamic numbers to liven up their live set.
However, with new music on the horizon in the coming months the band have plenty of time to provide us with some more variety. In the meantime, we can just enjoy what we’ve got so far, and maybe even enjoy a nap at the same time.