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- The Constant Pageant by Trembling Bells
8/10 Brian Staff review, 18 March 2011
I'm the only one who likes Trembling Bells here. They all think Lavinia Blackwell's startlingly hearty, tremulous & powerful range recalls the kind of "shitting out the window" folk which you equate with Aran jumpers, beards & real ale. Which is bollocks. There's something undeniably piercing about the outer reaches of her vocal chords, but she doesn't get indulgent, particularly, not as far as I'm concerned. They laugh, mock & moan these Norman boys, but you cannot deny the purity & beauty of those heavenly tones! Mixing old, long-established folksy modes with wilder strains of country rock, improv & bluegrass touches, I can also detect strong similarities to Extreme Northern brethren Lucky Luke, another Scots folk-rock band I'm very, very fond of. I'm impressed at how TB blend the earthy beauty of prime Fairport Convention with what could well be the future sound of the Traditional Highlands pub knees-up without coming over all twee or tediously worthy. Three albums on and I'm still a believer.
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