#219 Peggy Sue – Idle

For Folk’s Sake was lucky enough to stumble across Peggy Sue playing in a chapel during Laura Marling’s Secret Cinema gig earlier this year, and listening to new single Idle it’s easy to be transported straight back there. With the track’s echoey acoustics and stubbornly irreligious lyrics – “let the devil make work for my idle hands, for I’m never such trouble as when I’m making plans” – it’s made to be sung in a church. Whatever the setting, there’s no one who can sing quite like Katy Klaw and Rosa Rex. ‘Idle’ is taken from Peggy Sue’s forthcoming album Choir of Echoes, which is due out in January.

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