Boat to Row – I Found You Here
Evocative and tender folk offering from debut album
Despite a gender make-up which sees the women in the band outnumber the men three to two, there’s something in the tone of Michael King’s singing with suggests the manly, world-weary heartbreak of Mumford & Sons. His vocal is crisp and evocative, and their folksy playing is nice, but whether it’s on the buoyant ‘Whistle and I’ll Come to You’ or on the slow ballad ‘Turn the Page’, their tenderness is negated by a lack of real momentum.
Out Fri 20 Nov on Nocturne.