In Driftwood The Calicos share their European roots with a fresh, warm-hearted and contemporary sound that still gives you the desolate Americana feeling you want to get. An open song reminiscent of artists like Ryan Adams, Wilco, Novastar, Neil Young or Ryan Adams.
Americana – or should we say Antwerpicana?
Whatever the case may be, the Antwerp sextet that calls itself The Calicos persuaded the jury of Humo’s Rock Rally with songs firmly rooted in the tradition of Neil Young, Wilco, The Eagles and Ryan Adams, pedal steel and all. The Calicos have joined a select group of illustrious winners such as Evil Superstars, Novastar, Goose
The press core couldn’t think of enough superlatives to describe The Calicos’ performance. They praised the seamless interplay between the band and the voice of Quinten Vermaelen as well as the scintillating songs which, according to one journalist, “invited the setting sun into the venue”.
One of his colleagues saw a promising future for The Calicos, pointing out their potential “to pupate into an alternative pop group to bridge the generations.”
Reinhard Vanbergen produces, mastering by Antoine Chabert @ Chab Mastering, Paris, France.