Album: Elizabeth Cook, Welder (Proper/31 Tiger)

Click to follow
The Independent Culture

A little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll, a hint of Dolly Parton and an avalanche of Carlene Carter.

None of which are bad things, obviously. The Dolly in Elizabeth is mostly contained in her perky, retroussé voice, the rock'n'roll in Don Was's energetic production of Cook's length-and-line country songs – which are sometimes witty, infrequently saucy, often clever and occasionally poetic. She's a bit of a find then; a work in progress but a candidate for the future. "Yes to booty", indeed.