Detroit’s Anna Birch writes beautifully crafted, melodic songs with glorious harmonies then adds lyrics that cover the plethora of dark subject matter synonymous with rock ‘n’ roll. Failed relationships and drug abuse. The songs on Quit The Curse come via a childhood love of Carole King and Disney, filtered through a later fascination with Bright Eyes and Fiona Apple. An assured debut, for sure. LP and CD on Heavenly.
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Music is everywhere. Literally everyone makes it and...let's face it....most of it is bang average. Anna Burch is another one I haven't heard of taken on a punt by a medium sized English Record Label, this time Heavenly. Opener '2 Cool to Care' immediately shows promise though by way of an aching skyscraping chorus which tries to drag the previously plodding track into the stratosphere. Anna Burch has a nice youthful voice that shines like the shimmering summer sun over this evocative indie.
Songs like 'Tea-Soaked Letter' have something of the Juliana Hatfield about them. This is breezy carefree music that drifts along like a paper bag caught in the wind. There's something of the laissez faire haze of the Lemonheads 'It's a Shame About Ray' even sharing a lyric "is this the same stuff we had last time" with that albums most memorable moment. Even when Burch is less jovial as on 'Quit the Curse' she throws in a little feel-good earworm in amongst the warm and strummy indie.
It's not that different from a whole host of similar songwriters (Soccer Mom to name one) but this is charming and shows the promise that repeated listens could provide a familiarity that will allow the tender and carefully placed hooks to seep out.
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