“A brilliant roots-rock band with solid gold tunes” (according to the late, lamented The Word magazine), Morning Bride return with their long-awaited second album The North Sea Rising, the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed debut Lea Valley Delta Blues.
The North Sea Rising is in turn big-skied and lo-fi; sometimes dark, often blue, but ultimately life-affirming, and always with an inherent pop sensibility. Variously described as gothic Americana, off-kilter folk rock, alt-country pop and most things in between, Morning Bride remain as resolutely impossible to define as ever.
Created over three days in a basement studio beneath a ukelele shop on East London's Brick Lane, The North Sea Rising captures Morning Bride's natural evolution towards a warmer and more intimate sound, allowing lead singer Amity Joy Dunn's delicate, honey-dripping voice to truly shine, and Mark James Pearson's songs to breathe more deeply.
Amity and Mark's lush harmonies blend effortlessly with Pete Bennett’s bottleneck guitar, against a backdrop of strings, melodicas and organs, creating a trademark sound described by The Independent as 'astonishing'.
Morning Bride play Servant Jazz Quarters, 10 Bradbury Street, London N16 on Saturday 16 March.
PRAISE FOR LEA VALLEY DELTA BLUES.....
“ASTONISHING.... EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE YOU STUMBLE UPON A BAND AND WONDER HOW IT IS THAT NOT MORE PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THEM, BUT ARE SECRETLY PLEASED THEY DON'T. MORNING BRIDE ARE THAT KIND OF BAND” - THE INDEPENDENT
"A SHIMMERING SLICE OF ANGLO-AMERICANA TO DRINK AND DIE FOR" - PLAN B MAGAZINE
"SPELLBINDING" – R2 MAGAZINE
"ROOTSY ROCK POP TUNES WITH BIG FAT HOOKS THAT ON ANY REASONABLE PLANET WOULD BE ALL OVER YOUR RADIO” – 9 out of 10 - AMERICANA UK
"DARK YET LUSH COUNTRY-TINGED POP - RECOMMENDED" - TIME OUT MAGAZINE