FFS was lucky enough to go to the showcase of Peggy Sue’s forthcoming Debut album Fossils and Other Phantoms on Monday night, where we were treated to a play through of the entire LP by Rosa, Katy, Olly and friends.
The album is a beautifully coherent piece of work, designed to be played all the way through, and what better setting than The Old Queen’s Head, where the plush-with-a-twist decor was enhanced with a huge backdrop painted by the band’s artist of choice Ben Phillips.
We were treated to appearances by the band’s string section Becca Mears and Emma Kraemer, Lauren Doss of Mechanical Bride, Ben from Mariners’ Children and the Willkommen Collective’s Marcus Hamblett.
Both Katy and Rosa were in fine front-woman form, with their two lead-singer worthy voices belting out surprising spine-tingling harmonies. The genial atmosphere and the chat between the girls on stage and their friends and family in the audience made it a thoroughly cosy affair, but I wouldn’t be at all surprised if their album goes down as well with critics as it did with the friendly crowd assembled in Angel.
Fossils and Other Phantoms will be released on 5th April. The tracklisting is as follows:
- Long Division Blues
- Yo Mama
- I Read It In The Paper
- Green Grow The Rushes
- She Called
- Careless Talk Costs Lives
- The Remainder
- February Snow
- The Shape We Made
Words: Lynn Roberts