They have been described variously over the years, with references to Billie Holiday, Tom Waits and a “moody Mary Margaret
They have been described variously over the years, with references to Billie Holiday, Tom Waits and a “moody Mary Margaret O’Hara”, yet Ma Polaine’s sound is very much their own.
Beth’s effortlessly distinctive vocals and evocative lyrics coupled with Clinton’s understated guitar underpin the songs, and on their latest release “City of Love” we hear the character of Ma Polaine explored more deeply than ever before.
“City of Love” received wide-spread acclaim and earned the band “Best band/duo” award from Fata Magazine, with MOJO magazine saying they “have evolved a pop-folk-blues-americana style that is warmly familiar, yet is sufficiently unhinged to keep you guessing”.
The first single from the album is Morphine, described by the band as “what Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was for LSD, this one is for childbirth” and racked up airplay on 6 Music and Cerys Matthew’s Radio 2 Blues Show.
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