Sound of the Sirens - For All Our Sins (2017)
Folk, Folk Rock, Acoustic | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:31:55 | 74 MB
Label: DMF Records | Release Year: 2017
With nothing new on the horizon from First Aid Kit (until the summer at least), the door is open for a new close harmony acoustic female folk duo to get their foot in the gap, and Exeter-based Sound of the Sirens, Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood, are decidedly in with a chance. They’ve been singing together for a while since meeting at the Timepiece venue in Exeter where they both worked, but this is their debut album, kicking off in a sort of castanets-clicking flamenco-ish mood with the Spanish style nylon-strung guitar of Smokescreen, a sort of self-help mantra about rising above the negativity with which others surround you. It’s a good introduction to the way their contrasting voices work together, while the ensuing Mr Wilson about the uncertainty in embarking on a new relationship shows their softer, smokier side.