|Dimensions||12.5 × .10 × 12.5 cm|
CD Review by Ian Dearden
This is the debut album of Sydney-based band Two Girls Will, which features the acoustic (and electric) guitar-playing of Will Pippen and the bluesy vocals of Colleen Fricker. With ten original tracks, written either individually or collectively by Will and Colleen, this album falls squarely in the “blues and roots” category of your local music retailer (if any such bricks and mortar stores exist anymore!!) There are three acoustic guitar pieces (Anxious, Sussex Inlet and Intro) which show off Will Pippen’s tasty chops to perfection. Throughout the remaining seven songs, his acoustic and electric slide guitar playing lends a down and dirty tone which matches perfectly the passionate, in your face vocals of Colleen Fricker, bringing to mind early Melissa Etheridge. I was reminded in listening to this album of the blues/folk aspects of early Led Zeppelin albums, albeit with a female vocalist out front instead of Robert Plant. I suspect the explanation is that both bands have been drawing water from the same well, which is no bad thing!! The band performs in both acoustic duo and full band electric line ups, and this album places both sides of the band on show – from full scale blues rockers (Tease), to introspective acoustic guitar driven songs (Indifferent). They are working hard on the music circuit in Sydney, and on the strength of this impressive first album, they have a bright future.
4 in stock (can be backordered)