Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Worries And Trouble
1Eye
Industry Records
CD / Digital Release
July 27, 2016

Track list
  1. Worries & Trouble
  2. Trouble in the Streets
  3. Missa Man
  4. The Time Is Here
  5. Mr. Bailiff
  6. She Can't Help It
  7. Daylight Robbery
  8. You Push
  9. Just Pass Me By
  10. Accidental Love
  11. 99%
  12. Worries & Trouble (Jeremy Sylvester 4x4 Garage Remix)
    [feat. Apache Indian]
  13. Worries & Trouble (Jeremy Sylvester Dirty Pop Remix)
    [feat. Apache Indian]
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3/5
1Eye is a Birmingham based band with members Alek Sapic as lead vocalist and writer, Andreja Sapic on horns and vocals, James Crosdale who takes care of the bass, there's Adam Sapic on keyboards, Hugh Graham bangs the drums and Mark ‘Magoo’ Robertson is responsible for percussion. The band takes its inspiration from artists such as Prince Buster, John Holt and UB40, and music styles like blue beat, ska, rocksteady, and early reggae. They have created an infectious retro sound with catchy melodies and lots of "party" potential. Lyrically themes are the comical side of everyday life, political issues and bittersweet heartbreak.

Their debut single "Mr. Bailiff", with its Toot & The Maytals style & fashion, got rave reviews and is included here. Album opener "Worries & Trouble" describes the mashing up of a dance. Strong piece! Two remixes of the song are included as well. A garage mix and a dirty pop remix, both with Apache Indian. The dirty pop remix is our favourite. The Little Richard rock'n'roll smasher "The Girl Can't Help It" (here "She Can't help It") gets a brilliant reworking, complete with a toaster giving his best! Worth hearing! Complete change of style with "Daylight Robbery" with a superb LKJ stylish intro and then going into a tuff skanking reggae riddim. "Missa Man" brings back memories of the infamous Two Tone label. Change over to the days of Duke Reid, rocksteady with a little soul twist with "The Time Is Here". Well worth checking is "99%", a social commentary song, with a cool dubwise intro.

Nice musical surprise out of Birmingham!


1Eye : Worries & Trouble
1Eyes' album "Worries & Trouble" is a nice musical surprise out of Birmingham!