May 18, 2011
Album Review: Sparrow & The Workshop - 'Spitting Daggers' Sparrow and the Workshop Tickets
A modern band with old folk vibes on their follow up to debut 'Crystals Fall'
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6 / 10
Although Sparrow and the Workshop have lost some of the wiriness that attracted bands like The Brian Jonestown Massacre to their debut ‘Crystals Fall’ (maybe vocalist Jill O’Sullivan’s side-projects with Roddy Woomble have mellowed her), there’s fight in them yet.
On ‘Pact To Stay Cold’, the Glasgow-based trio blast PJ Harvey-indebted longing and angst over a thundering drum beat. Meanwhile, ‘Old Habits’ draws out a gentler side with more than a touch of Gram Parsons about it, a slide guitar twanging while O’Sullivan draws out her vowels, Nashville style.
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