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A decent debut that certainly has appeal for fans of well-paced Indie type Rock.

With not a grey beard in sight, 'Longing To Fly' is the debut from a trio of young Swedish musicians that slides into the Alternative Rock category like a non-studded glove. All three members have music degrees, which doesn't make it very surprising that their debut definitely has a sound that you can imagine students getting quietly crazy over.

There's plenty of upbeat songs here, which is always a good thing, with hints of the ever present Foo Fighters, Queens Of The Stone Age and fellow Swedes The Hellacopters, which results in a happy feel and an album that doesn't grow dull over time.

Saying that, it also doesn't jump out and beg to be played, as the ten tracks leave a distinct feeling of "yeah... that was pretty good" in your mouth, rather that of "holy shit...what was THAT!" if you see what I mean.

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The vocals are pretty good, and stand up top other bands of the same ilk, and when they get going Greybeards have a good time Rocking out, but all the same nothing really stands out and nothing makes you raise your fist and yell.

So what we have is a decent debut that certainly has appeal for fans of well-paced Indie type Rock. It's well made and well played, but lacks a few killer songs that would make it stick around in your brain for a while.

Even so, it wouldn't surprise me if Greybeards stuck it out for a few more albums, maybe getting lucky in the fame lottery as well.

Alan Holloway

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