May 5th 2008 sees the return of Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan with their sublime second album, ‘Sunday at Devil Dirt’ on V2 / Cooperative Music.
‘Sunday at Devil Dirt’ is the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed ‘Ballad of the Broken Seas’ which received a Mercury nomination in 2006.
Recorded between studios in the Catskills and Isobel’s native Glasgow, ‘Sunday at Devil Dirt’ is an album of dust bitten ballads and troubled wanderings, easily the equal of its predecessor. Again, Campbell and Lanegan complement each other beautifully, like silk on cracked leather.
While continuing to mine the same rich seam of alt-country, folk and blues of their debut, the new record also embraces a dusty southern gothic, while a sultry, jazzy feel is evident on a number of tracks. As with their debut, the album has been written, produced and arranged by Isobel Campbell, with Lanegan providing lead vocal duties.