“a dynamic mix of dive-bar chic, rock moves, heavy drums, dirty riffs and husky vocals”
“…it explores America’s landscapes, soundscapes and mindscapes with the vast scope of a great American novel…”
“…a journey of searching, discovery, love and loss led by flawless musicianship…”
“The vocals, drums and guitar bring the Southern rock, and the plucky piano colours the edges and lifts the mood.”
May 2, 2017 London Palladium The Shires’ “secret” set at this year’s Country To Country festival was one of the worst kept secrets of recent times. Many of those who queued the length of The O2 for that treat now filled the legendary Palladium for the epic final night of The Shires’ UK My Universe tour….
“…a lush record showcasing Combs’ velvety voice and intertwined interests of mind, women and song…”
Country to Country Festival 2017 Friday, March 10, 2017 All Bar One, O2 London It must be exhilarating for an up-and-coming country artist to get a coveted slot at Country to Country Festival (C2C). There was just one catch for the three bands who stepped up to the All Bar One stage on the opening night:…
“Then, suddenly, a flash of red hair and smiles that could surely be seen for miles around. Right from the get go with Miss You Already, Rosie Jones and Zoë Nicol were note perfect – their harmonies warming the winter chill.”
“…In essence, the EP is a soundtrack for the displaced; a journey through conflict, escape, dislocation and bittersweet memories to ultimate acceptance…”
“Platt’s songs were full of nuance, pathos and historical perspective, with a delivery reminiscent of Jewel.”
“…his uncompromising, all-in style was somehow even more compelling at close quarters. As the temperature soared in The Islington’s back room, the sold-out crowd was treated to a performance masterclass. “
The “new, new, new, new songs” are smoky and bold. Different, to be sure. But that’s Emily Barker, the folk-pop-blues-soul-Americana-country-rock singer, for you. She’s never been one to rest on her laurels.