The Carrivick Sisters

 

From the Fields Self-released ***

Some people take a lifetime to make an album. Not so the Carrivick sisters, Laura and Charlotte. From the Fieldsis the fourth album by these precocious Devon twins, and they are still only 21. Their favoured genre is supposedly country/bluegrass, but this collection of self-penned songs also leans into the English folk tradition. The twins employ a range of instruments, including fiddle, dobro, mandolin, banjo and guitar, and very dexterous they are, too, as evidenced by Charlotte’s nimble guitar picking on the (overly) feelgood Today Is a Good Day.More ominous and much better is the grim tale of Charlotte Dymond, or the equally dark title track. The low-key production of Joe Rusby (Kate’s brother) emphasises the natural clarity and warmth of their singing and sharp musicianship. While some songs are a little twee, this is a duo of rich promise. See thecarrivicksisters.com.

Download tracks: Charlotte Dymond, From the Fields