Country singers with blindingly glossy hair are experiencing a cultural renaissance, and this is a welcome addition to the alternative reaches of the genre

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Mount Moriah - 'Miracle Temple'

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Mount Moriah – ‘Miracle Temple’

With Nashville the current king of trash telly, country singers with blindingly glossy hair are experiencing a cultural renaissance. Bound together by Heather McEntire’s Dolly Parton lilt, Mount Moriah are a welcome addition to the alternative reaches of the genre. Rising out of various metal and post-punk bands, on their second album MM flash their heavy roots on ‘Miracle Temple Holiness’. They come close to pop brilliance, however, when they go full hillbilly hustle on ‘White Sands’; and on the twanging ‘Eureka Springs’ Heather sounds like just the kind of dame Justin Townes Earle would swoon over at the local honky tonk.

Leonie Cooper

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Record label:Merge
Release date:25 Mar, 2013