There's no doubting that Duncan Reid knows his way around the back streets and alleyways of the music industry, some fellow musicians with half his experience and air/road miles have pronounced themselves burnt out and lost, and their product is testament to that. Not so with Duncan Reid & The Big Heads, their live shows are full of skill and exuberance, breathing life into the old Boys classics and then introducing the bands new stuff with equal aplomb, verve and enthusiasm.
Oozing class, Don't Blame Yourself is pure melodic pleasure. Take a bow Duncan Reid, Sophie Powers, Nick Hughes and Karen Jones. Each track is a journey, a story accompanied by a musical portrait painted by a modern day master. The shiny, upbeat, purple world of Duncan Reid is a great world to be in, kick off your docs, put the record on and run through the cornfields of your mind while letting your gnarled fingers search for your non-existent mohawk.