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LP on Rough Trade inc. indies only 5 track bonus disc.
7/10 Penrith Steve 2nd November 2014
After releasing two excellent solo albums, one completely on her own, one where the band play more of a part, Alela Diane & The Wild Devine sees the band’s role as even more collaborative, they are named in the title and songs have been co-written by band members who also happen to be her dad and her husband. “Elijah” finds her sounding like 10,000 Maniacs. “Long Way Down” has more of a country vibe and is a definite highlight. She had a great voice and she here she sings with effortless passion. Her strong voice is definitely her USP. ”Desire” is brief but beautiful. You can feel the dust of the desert on “White Horse” which is one of the album’s more original compositions. My favourite moments on Alela Diane records come from the harmonising with her father, their voice sound great together and this is shown on album closer “Rising Greatness”.
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