Review // Peggy Sue – Fossils & Other Phantoms

Who ever said folk was dead? Give it some rhythmical drumming, a pinch of indie and some sweet vocals and it’s suddenly re-born. Peggy Sue, formally known as Peggy Sue and the Pirates, are a three piece from Brighton that give you ten tracks of off-beat folk/indie all in one dramatic and intriguing debut album. The opening track ‘Long Divisions Blue’ is pretty dark, eventually lifting into something more cadenced, rather like the rest of the album. The LP has echoes of Mumford and Sons, probably due to Mumford member Ben Lovett helping out with the recording process alongside Steve Ansell of the Blood Red Shoes.

Rosa and Katy’s strong voices are put to credit in ‘I Read It In The Paper’and ‘Careless Talk Cost Lives’, where both vocals entwine, beautifully complimented by the sounds of a wavering violin and the subtle strumming of a guitar. Peggy Sue have had a busy 18 months recording, booking their own sell out shows and recording this little gem. The droning but infectiously deep and meaningful ‘Watchmen’ is the first single to be taken from the album, out April 5th.

Fossils & Other Phantoms is out 5th April through Wichita Records, you can view the video for ‘Watchmen’ created by Betsy Dadd below. We’ve previously featured her work here.