Delgirl: two, maybe three, days ride (Yellow Eye)

 |   |  <1 min read

Delgirl: Promising
Delgirl: two, maybe three, days ride (Yellow Eye)

This Dunedin-based, folk-country three-piece of Deidre Newall, Erin Morton and Lynn Vare impressed with an earlier EP Live at the Wunderbar which hinted at something special, but wasn't quite strong enough to be placed on Elsewhere.

But that promise has come with this album of close harmony, suggestions of alt.country and Polynesia, understated balladry and smart lyrics.

The gentle Promising has the merest hints of Polynesian percussion behind the reggae-referenced rhythms, elsewhere they bring harmonies to wonderfully melodic and sometimes jazz-influenced originals, and with Between Earth and Sky (Martin Phillipps on slide guitar) they have a classy tribute to Hank Williams.

Music like this -- acoustic, folk harmony, ukulele-lovin' -- can often come off as twee but this one will woo and win you.

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Fink: Hardbeliever (Ninja Tunes)

Fink: Hardbeliever (Ninja Tunes)

The first and only time Fink (known as Fin Greenall to his family) has appeared at Elsewhere was with his debut album Biscuits for Breakfast and although his career gone extremely well for this... > Read more

Dodson and Fogg: Walk On (wisdomtwinsbooks)

Dodson and Fogg: Walk On (wisdomtwinsbooks)

Imagine this if you will: A world where Marc Bolan wasn't killed in 1977 when his car hit a tree. That instead he took time out, trimmed down, cleaned up and left London for some more benign... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Vijay Iyer: Mutations (ECM/Ode)

Vijay Iyer: Mutations (ECM/Ode)

Pianist Vijay Iyer is not one to undersell himself and is certainly a genuinely intellectual guy but, as Elsewhere noted previously, you shouldn't let that come between you and his music.... > Read more

Holly Springs, Mississippi: A Little Less Conversation

Holly Springs, Mississippi: A Little Less Conversation

Holly Springs in north Mississippi has some interesting historic attractions. Probably. I wouldn't know. I didn't bother looking for them. Holly Springs is a bit out of the way even if... > Read more