Strutter’s review of “The Anchor” (originally in English):

Whitherward is an indiefolk band from Nashville, Tennessee, which started as a duo (singer Ashley E. Norton and her busband singer/guitarist Edward A. Williams), but after a while violin player Stephanie Groot and bassist Patrick Hershey joined them. Now they have released their first full-length album, The anchor, which musically shows a sorta own face, which is a mix of singer/songwriter, 20s jazz, a bit of pop/rock and folk. Especially the songs with Ashley on vocals are quite impressive, such as the titletrack, Burn the roses, the fantastic Teeth and Nephew.Thankfully she sings most of the songs, because her voice is really amazing. Sometimes the music is a bit experimental and theatrical with slightly weaker vocals of Edward (Deaf, dumb and blind), but on the other hand it makes it a diverse and original CD that is interesting if you like for instance Imelda May and Caro Emerald. Check out more at:

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