Spirited and theatrical
There’s a folksy something in the water in Sunderland, which The Cornshed Sisters are pulling up from the old well to make their own. In one photo, the Sisters (including Kenickie’s Marie Nixon and Jenny Brewis, married to Field Music’s Peter) are dressed as Land Girls, setting the scene for their debut. On ‘Pies For The Fair’, fools dressed as rabbits are warned, “if you pass by my garden, you could be the best pie in the show”; beautiful harmonies about mortality run through the softly strung ‘Dresden’, and ‘One By One’s rinky dink piano sees a beset mind reminded that “this old war is all in your head”. ‘Tell Tales’ is spirited and theatrical, if not necessarily memorable enough to pass into local lore.