The Salts – Brave

Album (Brief) | Braccan Records | By Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

As both the band’s name and the album title suggests, the music here is of the high seas, shanties given an injection of folk rock, with an unmistakable Englishness. Even their recent festival bookings seem more than just suitable, such as the Tall Ships Festival in Greenwich and the Pirate Festival in Brixham. The song titles confirm the band’s raison d’être, “Haul Away for Rosie”, “Running Down to Cuba” and “Fire Marengo”, even “Drunken Sailor” gets an airing. Have your Kwells with you for this voyage.