‘It’s Not All Bad, I Promise’ is the optimistically titled  debut album from Bristol-based muso MAC LLOYD. Mac (real name’s Robert McLeod) works across a number of genres – jazz, hip-hop, soul and electronica and he fuses them into his own unique, spaced-out ambient soundscape. The mood on the concise seven tracker is decidedly downbeat and experimental.

That sound is maybe best represented by the album’s lead single, the subtle, drowsy ‘Trapped’ for which there is a suitably moody video shot in downtown Bristol.

Helping Mac deliver his very personal sound are Ben Holyoake (Guitar & Bass), Oliver Cocup (Drums) and vocalists Cassie Madly and Jman.

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