Larkin Poe: Fall - An EP

~ Sunday, 27 March 2011
The Lovell sisters Rebecca and Megan continue their ambitious themed project releasing a mini album for each season with the simultaneous release of Fall and Winter on April18th. So now we ease into Fall and we aren’t let down, opening with the evocatively mature Memories.

By now we know what to expect from Larkin Poe, romanticism, clever instrumentalism, mandolins, ukuleles, guitars, dobro, lap steel. We aren’t let down with the rueful Just in Case then the charming Spooked.

There’s more of an edge vocally to this set of songs and dare I say a more commercial mainstream feel. Full marks to the band they have behind them helping to deliver the great arrangement in all the songs. The band really come to the fore on the last track, Fall From The Tree showing a darker, more atmospheric side, this is the most autumnal track on the mini album. You can’t really beat a mandolin and lap steel when they come together as perfectly as they do when Rebecca and Megan Lovell are in full flow. My favourite track is the breezy It Gets Better As You Go.

Talented and still so young the future’s bright for two women doing their Southern Bluegrass thing. I’m looking forward to cuddling up to Winter.

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Review by Charlie Brown