Today we have a real treat for you folks, with not just an exclusive track but a whole darn album
Teesside alt-pop duo Cherry Head, Cherry Heart have been kind enough to grant your lucky selves exclusive access to their sophomore album Tarred & Feathered, the follow-up to their 2015 debut LP, Chihuahua Deluxe.
Drawing influence from 60’s pop, classic country and bittersweet 80’s indie, the record is a crisp and infectious collection of modern pop songs. The record’s third track, Road To Rome, was named Track Of The Week on BBC Radio Tees and the duo are set to take the album on the road this spring and summer.
The duo are comprised of Naomi Lowe (“singy bits”) and Andy Johnson (“stringy bits”). Of Tarred & Feathered, Andy says: “Tarred and Feathered is a genre-leaping collection held together by a loose narrative about a young couple travelling around Europe trying to escape something or someone unspecified. The songs talk about being an outsider, displacement and also the romance of the underdog as well as the inevitable desire for a home.
Continuing: “Musically the album is a love-letter to pop music in its many forms, and influences include Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, Taylor Swift, The Shadows, Ennio Morricone and The Beautiful South.”
They’ve been likened to Belle & Sebastian, Elbow, She & Him and The Shires. We’re also going to throw Camera Obscura and God Help The Girl into the mix. As always, though, we’ll pass the final assessment over to you…