Laura and Lydia Rogers seem to be coming from another planet. One on which all the American music of the fifties still sets the tone, such as that of the Everly Brothers or the Roy Orbison. The opener "Rattle My Bones" is a driving Fifties-Countryblues, which sounds as if you've known and sung along with the piece all your life. With the Mississippi blues-soaked "Luka" it rumbles, as it should be with Swamp blues. "Dirty Lie" is based on a Bob Dylan demo and the ladies make it a cross between the famous song classics "Fifteen Tons" and "Fever". They also dare to take on a PJ Harvey cover: "Pocket Knife" tells the story of a girl's resistance to an arranged marriage and comes even closer to a Dylan song in its musical expression. The relaxed ballad "Let There Be Lonely" is like a cross between Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow, while "Black And Blue" is the best American songbook and could also be interpreted by a Jackson Browne. An all-round feel-good plate with a lot of nostalgic flair and uncovered emotions, just like in the old days.
Top track: Rattle My Bones