We’ve got our first album review in from overseas! The Next Gig, a blog based in the Netherlands, reviewed our album “The Anchor” and gave a great review!

The whole thing is in Dutch, so we’ll provide a (Google) translated version here. Visit The Next Gig to see the original, if you can read Dutch!

Translated review:

What a beautiful contrast. Whitherward is an old English term with which you ask the question which direction to go, An anchor, ‘The Anchor’ is the title of the recently released album, ensures that you stay in one place. So there is more confusion. On the internet the formation presents itself as the duo Ashley E. Norton and Edward A. Williams from Nashville Tn. On the album it is a four-man formation with also Patrick Hershey and Stephanie Groot. What is outside is that a beautiful album has become. The nautical theme of ‘The Anchor’ is only reflected in the opening number of the same name. You even hear the sea before the number is used. A very nice introduction to this couple. A real impression is made of the ‘Deaf Dumb and’ Blind ‘sung by Williams and especially with the threatening and gripping’ Burn the Roses’ in which it is Norton who impresses with her vocals. Musically, the band impresses with a very intriguing instrumental ‘Interlude’ as it is Hershey and Williams who go into conversation with bass and guitar. A very different side, smooth and poppy is the ‘Are You There’ sung by Williams with a nice find in a small conversation about the word friend and a strong background choir and then beautiful violin work on the beautiful ‘Haunted by Me’. Individually they are all very nice songs, but it just jumps back and forth too much. Logical if you are at a junction and you ask Whitherward? Direction folk, pop, americana or yet to sea. Whole alien in the eclectic bite is ‘Parralel Universe (feat Jhan Doe)’ a song that does not have the expressiveness of the rest either. It is clear that the album may have a bit more line. Strong are the beautiful singing voices of Williams and Norton who both make a big impression in the songs in which they take the lead. For example Ashley Norton in ‘Nephew’ and Edward Williams in ‘Isadora’. The violin playing of Stephanie Groot is in many songs very decisive for the sound and beautiful. Patrick Hershey is very good at bass. In general ‘The Anchor’ offers a lot of leads for Whitherward to make that choice for a direction and there, according to the beautiful ‘Teeth’ the teeth to bet. It is clear that the album may have a bit more line. Strong are the beautiful singing voices of Williams and Norton who both make a big impression in the songs in which they take the lead. For example Ashley Norton in ‘Nephew’ and Edward Williams in ‘Isadora’. The violin playing of Stephanie Groot is in many songs very decisive for the sound and beautiful. Patrick Hershey is very good at bass. In general ‘The Anchor’ offers a lot of leads for Whitherward to make that choice for a direction and there, according to the beautiful ‘Teeth’ the teeth to bet. It is clear that the album may have a bit more line. Strong are the beautiful singing voices of Williams and Norton who both make a big impression in the songs in which they take the lead. For example Ashley Norton in ‘Nephew’ and Edward Williams in ‘Isadora’. The violin playing of Stephanie Groot is in many songs very decisive for the sound and beautiful. Patrick Hershey is very good at bass. In general ‘The Anchor’ offers a lot of leads for Whitherward to make that choice for a direction and there, according to the beautiful ‘Teeth’ the teeth to bet. The violin playing of Stephanie Groot is in many songs very decisive for the sound and beautiful. Patrick Hershey is very good at bass. In general ‘The Anchor’ offers a lot of leads for Whitherward to make that choice for a direction and there, according to the beautiful ‘Teeth’ the teeth to bet. The violin playing of Stephanie Groot is in many songs very decisive for the sound and beautiful. Patrick Hershey is very good at bass. In general ‘The Anchor’ offers a lot of leads for Whitherward to make that choice for a direction and there, according to the beautiful ‘Teeth’ the teeth to bet.

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