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New record The Staves

“The voices are still silken, the sibling harmonies still graceful, but everything else about the Staves has changed since their 2012 debut, Dead & Born & Grown. That album had forthright lyrics, but bland, folk-by-numbers backing; this one is softer in its address, more introspective, yet the sound is so much bolder, the music taking thrilling leaps in character and complexity. The Watford sisters’ decision to work with Justin Vernon (AKA Bon Iver) as producer was inspired: his influence glimmers in the spacious dynamics of Let Me Down, the way No Me, No You, No More hangs in the air like dust motes, the dense drums that butt against a needling guitar in Steady.” – The Guardian

Listen to If I Was on Spotify or Deezer.

**** – The Guardian

**** – The Irish Times

“Prepare to cry like an idiot over some pop music”, 10/10 – holymoly.com

photo by Ian Griffiths-Jones