The Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies

Out 9 May

Let The Rain Fall is the third toe-tapping studio album from Canadian harmony trio, The Good Lovelies.

Sunny and upbeat with just a pinch of sass, The Good Lovelies textbook three-piece harmonies on Let The Rain Fall are an ode to camaraderie and nostalgia, the likes of which have earned them a Juno for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year and a Canadian Folk Music Award for New Emerging Artist.

The band, made up from of Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, demonstrate their good humor and self-assurance on this album which consists of 13 original tracks that range from sweet pop tracks such as Every Little Thing and traditional country inspired songs like Oh, What a Thing.

In between, we hear reflections on urban imperfections with Backyard, upbeat numbers like Kiss Me in the Kitchen, Blues inspired harmonies in Crabbuckit and the French-flecked Mrs. T.

While some tracks like Every Little Thing could easily sit amongst the mainstream charts, and if you stumbled across them playing in your local pub, you would undoubtedly have a good knees-up, The Good Lovelies are nevertheless an acquired taste, the holder of which is difficult to identify.

The modern ear is tempted to presume The Good Lovelies are being ironic, if they are though, the point is lost somewhere along the line. Their accolades suggest Canadians get it so perhaps they won’t be lost on everyone.

The Good Lovelies play -

London, UK - May 18
Green Note (Camden)

Bristol, UK - May 19
St. Bonaventure's Club
Swansea, UK - May 20
The Chattery

Selby, UK - May 21
Selby Town Hall Arts Centre

Leicester, UK - May 22
The Musician

Edinburgh, UK - May 24
Leith Folk Club

Ramsbottom, UK - May 25
Grants Arms

Barnsley, UK - May 26
House Concert

York, UK - May 27
House Concert

Newcastle, UK - May 28
Evolution Festival

Verdict: 2/5

FemaleFirst Antonia Charlesworth