Cortney Tidwell has a deliciously fragile and lavishly theatrical collection of songs to share on her eponymous mini-album. She combines the otherworldliness of bands like Múm with the mellow dramatics of Mazzy Star while going beyond the scope of either. She has included dance beats, left field samples, folk refrains, echoes of country and western, vocal effects and old fashioned good song-writing to create a real treat for the ears.
From the beats and strange melodies in ‘Mama From The Mountain’ and ‘Hard 2 Tell’, through the gentle luxury of ‘Drink Up’ and ‘The Light’ and beyond into the compelling slow country of ‘So I’ll Go Out and Meet My Love’ and the experimental and airy ‘Fever Queen’ this is a joy to listen to and dissolve into.
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Cortney Tidwell is appearing as a special guest with Howe Gelb & The Voices Of Praise Gospel Choir tour (all dates below except the ICA Bar).
Fri 12 May GATESHEAD THE SAGE
Sat 13 May LONDON Roots & Shoots @ ICA Bar (w/ guests tbc)
Sun 14 May READING CONCERT HALL
Tue 16 May LONDON ST LUKES CHURCH
Wed 17 May BIRMINGHAM GLEE CLUB
Thu 18 May GLASGOW THE ARCHES
Fri 19 May MANCHESTER ACADEMY 2
A full length album, titled ‘Don’t Let Stars Keep Us Tangled up’ is due out mid-June 2006.
Label : Ever
Release Date : 13 March 2006