The Turner EPDebut release from indie Glastonbury Duo
CD Review – The Turner EP
No, not Frank.
I was lucky enough to stumble upon the delights of indie duo Turner by a happy accident and through the good taste of fellow muso Facefolkers.
Turner are Molly Dibley on vocals and keys and Finlay Dawes on vocals and guitar. They come from, in their words ‘The heart of the Somerset countryside’, and draw on an eclectic range of influencess. It’s really heartening and wonderful to find yet another emerging talent from the South West!
Their eponymously titled debut EP is excellent. ‘Home’ is the opening track, Molly and Finlay duet on this song which is very reminiscent of the nineties indie scene, with sweeping guitar riffs, drawing a comparison with bands like Idlewild.
‘Velvet Bubblegum’ the second track is full on indie rock with a catchy tune and singalong lyrics. Molly has a fabulous voice, it’s sultry with a terrific rock edge. I hate to invoke the spirit of Transvision Vamp, but I can’t shake off the comparison with Wendy James (I actually loved ‘Baby, I don’t care’, so there)!
Their third song, ‘Second best (you’re only a rebel from your waist downwards)’ is a fabulous feminist anthem, really great lyrics, I’m already itching to sing along when I get to see them for the first time, they’re playing at ‘All Roads Lead To Frome’ on Saturday May 6th, at the wonderful Cheese and Grain! You should come!
The final track is called ‘Disposable’ another very clever song, starting gently it swirls and soars into a gritty rock and roll finale.
By Sarah Green
Reviewer: Sarah Green
Title: The Turner EP
Release Date: 23rd March, 2017