She Keeps Bees - Dig On

Lacking in killer tunes
She Keeps Bees - Dig On
Self-recorded in the solitude of New York’s Catskill Mountains, ‘Dig On’ has the requisite indie credentials and a fittingly sparse sound. Occupying a lo-fi rock and roll ground somewhere between early PJ Harvey and a Cat Power-fronted White Stripes, She Keeps Bees possess a fine weapon in the vocals of Jess Larrabee. Shifting from anguished yelp to restrained menace in a matter of seconds, its dominant presence across the whole record almost makes up for the fact that there aren’t quite enough killer tunes. ‘Make You My Moon’, however, is a beautiful combination of their raw intensity and a delicate touch which is sadly underused.

6/10

Words by GARETH JAMES

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