Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Mary Epworth - September

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk

Mixing one part current electro-rock with two parts glam-rock while dressed like you've just fallen out of ABBA? We'll have some of that! The dress sense of Mary Epworth's band might leave a little to be desired, but the lady herself has nailed it. The East Anglian songstress only released her debut album 'Dream Life' at the end of August, and it's taken her just a few days over a month to bring us brand new material. New single 'September' was possibly cutting it a bit fine in terms of song name fitting with release date (the digital was released on September 29th, the vinyl on the 30th), but that's largely irrelevant. You couldn't really describe this as sounding like a particularly "Septembery" song in the way you could with summer or Christmas.

The persistent stomp is a constant, and accompanying it is the buzz and screech of more modern guitar and electronic sounds. So while this will probably make you think of the '70s, it'll be a fleeting thought. In fact the entire thing is rather fleeting, being over and done with well inside two minutes. It's reasonably safe to say that there aren't many UK female solo artists (you could take "UK", "female" and "solo" out of that statement and it would still be valid) who are covering this ground, so we sincerely hope she finds a large and enthusiastic audience. The world of music needs more people like Mary Epworth.

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