Exclusive album stream: Mary Epworth, Dream Life
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Having made her name following a Sandy Denny tribute concert in 2008, Mary Epworth spent four years revitalising the kind of psychedelic pop singer the late 60s created so well. The resulting feral stomp of ‘Black Doe’ was play-listed at 6 Music and Radio 2 and introduced a fiery raw talent.
With an upbringing involving Gypsy music workshops and Queensryche records, following the lineage of leftfield outsider folk to create Dream Life’s 11 tracks of woozy warmth was inevitable, as our exclusive album stream below reveals.
Epworth’s kaleidoscopic pagan folk owes as much to Genesis as Fairport Convention, indeed you can feel Peter Gabriel’s influence lurking on Those Nights, while her East Anglia roots are geographically represented by the record’s sparse beauty.
Dream Life is a powerfully evocative album which portrays the countryside as a playground of excitable Mechanicals chillaxing in the sun. Epworth’s mesmerising songs embody the timelessness of a fabled shanty, albeit one played through a folk-gaze fuzzbox.
Dream Life is released June 18 through Hand Of Glory/ADA
Mary Epworth - Dream Life by charmfactory
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