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For All Our Sins


Artist: Sound of the Sirens
Label: DMF Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 26 May 2017

There’s a certain transcendent magic that happens when two contrasting voices coalesce in perfect harmony. Imperceptibly, they can raise you from the temporal to the spiritual in the breath of a song, and set you floating among the firmament infused with a sense of wonder – just like Sound of the Sirens. Exeter-based duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood dovetail beautifully on their debut album, For All Our Sins, a beguiling acoustic pop collection replete with lyrical sensibility...

Sound of the Sirens's new album, For All Our Sins, is a Folk album for those who usually wouldn't go near the genre with a barge pole. It's a wonderfully diverse album that beautifully showcases both Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood's contrasting vocals, which are beautifully fused together.

There's a hint of Chris Cornell's 'You Know My Name' (the theme song to the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale), in the opener 'Smokescreen'. The album is made up of 10 songs (31 min, 56 sec).

Other highlights include 'Chaos''; and 'The Voices'. However, I did find it a release that matures the more times you play it. While it's doubtful you'll still be playing this next year, it's the perfect album for this summer.


Nick Smithson

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