Album: Stealing Sheep, Into the Diamond Sun (Heavenly Recordings)

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You can't move for Wicker-Man-soundtrack-influenced bands these days, but when these three Liverpool lasses let their freak-folk flag fly their abandon is contagious.

Their voices are great, which helps, but it's the unexpected instrumentation that really seals the deal. Into the Diamond Sun sounds like CocoRosie with medieval bells on. By the end, even if some of the eccentricity feels a little forced, you'll forgive them anything.