We've all heard about Alabama and its sweet homeliness, but one thing Reese Witherspoon didn't tell us about is sister duoThe Pierces. Originating from Birmingham, Alabama but now residing in London, Catherine and Allison Pierce have been creating rustic folk music since 2000, and are about to release their fourth album, You & I, on 30 May.
Their latest single, Glorious, comprises hypnotic harmonies that are mixed with fast paced guitar rhythms and a twinkling of tambourines. Lyrically mournful, with lines such as "I will never die, never die like you", it makes you wonder just what the influences for this song were and what the rest of the album has to offer.
With well-known friends such as The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. and Coldplay's Guy Berryman championing them, we can only expect big things from the sisters. They're most definitely set for the next few weeks, with a UK headline tour throughout June and a spot at Glastonbury Festival. Here's to hoping the album will provide us with plenty more delightful sounds to accompany the summer months.
This article can also be found on the Q Magazine website