Tom Allalone & The 78's are a four piece UK band from Kent and have a predominantly pop fuelled rock n roll sound which often ventures into rockabilly. Majors Sins pt.1 offers enough guitar riffs and sing-a-long choruses to shake your rhythm stick at.
The opening track and current single 'Crashland' initially sounds reminiscent of the happy go lucky threesome Dodgy, with a bouncing rhythm and horns, and vocals that are not too dissimilar to Nigel Clark's.
The rockabilly influences start to creep in on 'Gravesend Boys' with an uptempo groove, chunky guitar riffing and heavy backbeat drumming. 'Wounded' is a more laid back track steeped in guitar tremolo, arpeggiated chords and lullaby backing vocals which give a sixties RnB feel. 'Hell Hath No Fury' again draws upon rockabilly yearnings and 'Sign On You Lazy Diamond' has a Mando Diao feel, as do a handful of the tracks on the album.
'This Teenage Crush' draws upon the sixties influence with its piano and doo-whop backing vocals which, may have the ability to become one of those tracks you skip past on future listening. The album closes with 'Silly Old Moon', a purely vocal track which dabbles in the realms of barbershop quartet.