Belle Adair – Tuscumbia

Come January I need a bit of breezy pop in my life. Alabama band Belle Adair write blissful and swirling rock tunes that swarm out of the stereo and into the ear, all with a gentle jangle to them. A band named after a sunken ship in Steinbeck’s Winter of Our Discontent, they sound anything but miserable. They jump between honied acoustics and fizzing distortion, from jangling keys to bolshy electric guitar, lacing it all together with meditative melodies and lyrics. New album Tuscumbia is rich with California country sounds, but also nods to sixties classics and even vintage Britpop. They’ve managed to combine retro jangle with modern rocking into a beguiling formula.

 

Published by Francesca Baker

Passionate about music, the world, exploring, literature and smiling. Writing, marketing and events for all my favourite things.

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