More Steve Earle than Dolly Parton

Eileen Rose’s brand of Americana is grittier than your uncle’s moonshine and no mistake.

Her recent move to Nashville has clearly paid dividends as she has developed a rootsier sound for this, her fifth album. The slower ballads lull the listener into a false sense of security. She finally reveals her true colours on the final track ‘All These Pretty Things’ and rocks out.

As far as country music goes, she’s definitely more Steve Earle or Joe Ely than Dolly Parton, which let’s face it, can only be a good thing. She might not have the rhinestones, but she’s got the attitude.

6/10

Words by Jamie Hailstone

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