A review of “The Anchor” from Dutch blog Music That Needs Attention! The translation is listed here; the original article is at the link.

Original: https://musicthatneedsattention.blogspot.se/2018/01/whitherward-anchor.html


The indie-folk duo Whitherward, consisting of Ashley E. Norton and Edward Williams, describes their music as: “A little bit of Simon and Garfunkel, a little bit of Civil Wars, a whole lot of fun”. Think more of Civil Wars than Simon and Garfunkel. The duo is touring a lot and their debut CD The Anchor (preceded by three EPs) can actually be seen largely as a record of life on tour. Deaf, Dumb and Blind was already on Vulnerable . The vocals of the duo are of course central, but there is also a prominent role for Stefanie Groot (acoustic and electric violin, mandolin, chimes). Often people move in folk idiom, except for that rule is the delicious, soulful  Parallel Universe , in which even a small part is rapped. The experiment is also not avoided in the Wasteland valve . In the new year are already the necessary shows on the program, also in Europe, unfortunately (still) not in the Netherlands. Peter van Zeijl has just reported that they will be seen in their Podiumcafé Peter and Leni in Steendam during the weekend of July 20th .
Theo Volk
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