Thursday, May 11, 2017
Storm the Palace - Snow, Stars and Public Transport
But what doesn't work well on a gig poster, can work very well for the listener. Dodds' London stories have enough detail, perspective and artistic expression to set the scene without drowning the listener's own reaction in someone else's details, and the quintet's performance fills your ears with colors and textures. It doesn't matter whether the subjects are familiar, the joy is the quality of the journey from the start of the song to the end. Not only are there countless stories in the world, there are virtually limitless ways to tell each story. And as storytelling goes, Snow, Stars and Public Transport proves a very good choice.
In addition to Sophie Dodds (vocals/guitar/field recordings), Storm the Palace are Reuben Taylor (piano/accordion), Pippa Nurdie (mandolin/banjo/cello/vocals), Sam Wilkinson (bass), and Gordon Webster (drums). Additional contributions are by Dan Simons (violin/viola/vocals), and Jamie Kenny (double bass). Snow, Stars and Public Transport is out on May 12 via Seattle's Abandoned Love Records.
Bandcamp for album
Abandoned Love Records