Strike The Colours (3 stars)

STRIKE THE COLOURS

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The Face That Sunk a Thousand Ships (Deadlight)

INDIE FOLK

As a collaborator with everyone from Arab Strap to Idlewild and Malcolm Middleton, Jenny Reeve’s myriad musical talents have graced many a record to fine effect over the last few years. Now at last stepping into the limelight herself with ‘DIY, fluid project’ Strike the Colours, this is her much anticipated album debut.

Or rather mini-album debut, being that it rather frustratingly only features a fleeting six tracks. All of which are thoroughly alluring things: spectral, melodious indie folk whispers, wrapped in country-tinged strings and chiming piano. A good record only half realised, or just a glimpse of what’s to come? Here’s to the finding out.

(Malcolm Jack)

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