Release Date: Apr 30, 2012
Record label: Innovative Leisure
Genre(s): R&B, Soul, Pop/Rock, Retro-Soul, Retro-Rock
Outfitted with booming brass, vibrant backing vocals and more, Nick Waterhouse’s debut sounds as if it was spinning at 45 revolutions per minute. While his voice gets overpowered by the sheer energy of this ’60s soul revival at times, Waterhouse lets loose a held-out note or a fervent wail to let you know he’s got the chops. Time’s All Gone takes you back in the day and pulls you into the moment all at once.
On his debut album, Time’s All Gone, Nick Waterhouse plays a mixture of early rock and roll, blues, and soul. Waterhouse hails from California, and he was born in 1987, but his sound is that of his parents’ childhood: the 50s. In that decade, Waterhouse’s favored genres were still closely intertwined, before they began developing their separate identities in the 60s – either a coming of age or a devolution, depending on your tastes.