Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tracklist: Grace Petrie - Iago

Leicester-and-currently-Sheffield's Petrie has opened for Billy Bragg and Frank Turner and toured with Emmy The Great. All of this leads somewhere, that is to say someone who plays acoustic with the coiled anger of pre-Springsteenisms Frank Turner and writes with thoughtfulness infused with the political ire and genuine heart of Bragg. Her album Tell Me A Story is bookended by a hope-for-fellow-man folk anthem in waiting and the specific namechecking protest song Farewell To Welfare, which for pretty much every review you've seen has overshadowed the directly heart-rending sentiments in the middle like this.

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