Social Gravy is a LA-based rock duo that incorporates bits and pieces of a few different bands into a sound that’s completely different and every bit their own, like every unique gravy recipe should. Their newest EP, A Different Kind, is a new take on the recipe, with new influences, which nevertheless carries the distinctive essence that the band has been passing down from album to album.
Some songs, like “Love You Better,” has pronounced shades of Oasis in their golden years, especially in the catchy, anthemic chorus and the slick guitar riffs that come just in time to hit the sweet spot.
The entire EP seems to be slightly on the mellow side, conjuring up a sun-bleached mix of Phill Collins, Eagles, and other soft rock names of the ’70s. This seems to be somewhat of a notable shift from Social Gravy’s past albums, which tend to be a little funkier and snappier, daring even.
If I had to choose a single note that stands out in A Different Kind, it’s the guitar solos, which flow like water, or gravy to exhaust the food metaphor, perfectly complementing each song, as different as it may be from the next.
Social Gravy are world-class musicians, and A Different Kind is more than befitting work.