Wildwood Kin: Turning Tides review – ear-pleasing swoop and swell


“Anglo/Americana” they call it, this punch of diluted flavours: a teeny bit folky, a teeny bit country, a teeny, teeny bit blues-rocky. Really, it’s just MOR adult pop, and these two sisters and a cousin from Exeter are at their best when their three-part harmonies approach (from a distance) the gutsiness of Haim on Run, with its big, shameless heartbeat drums and hooky chorus. Less winning are the wafty Dove, with its off-the-peg alt-reverb, or the naff, stomping-Boudicca braggadocio of Warrior Daughter, weak chimeras of current stylings. Still, the swoop and swell of their voices together can’t help but please the ear, and they’ll likely go far.

Watch the video for Taking a Hold by Wildwood Kin.


Emily Mackay

The GuardianTramp

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