CORNSHED SISTERS – Dresden
aaamusic | On 27, Apr 2012
The Cornshed Sisters are four singer songwriters influenced by the north eastern folk tradition of Tyne and Wear.
They comprise Liz Corney (Kenickie), Marie Nixon, Jennie Redmond and Cath Stephens. Their 10 track debut album Tell Tales was co-produced by Field Music’s Peter Brewis.
Their single Dresden, taken from the album and written by unknown Les Cox Sportifs’, finds an unlikely metaphor for love in the RAF’s bombing of Germany in the Second World War. Distinctive and beautifully entwined vocal harmonies combine dynamically with guitars and piano to give an edgy sweetness.
“If bombs were love you can call me Dresden” may be a bit obtuse, but this is an album highlight sung with their typical humour, elegance and sensitivity.