Peggy Sue's second album, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse).
Produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Giant Sand, Eels etc), the album finds the band moving away from the acoustic sounds of their debut to something heavier but just as subtle and beautiful. Katy Young and Rosa Slade's entrancing, dual vocals and Olly Joyce's tribal drums are still present but are now more developed and breath-taking than ever before.
Praise for Acrobats:
“… a sophomore effort that maintains its folk backbone but beats with an angsty heart that’s more PJ Harvey than posh-boy shanty… a huge step forward for them and, hopefully, for their public perception too.” NME
“John Parish’s production bleeds through Acrobats, making this a darker, more sinister and complex album than the buzz of their blues folk pop debut… It’s a more challenging and heavier listen, but packed with superb vocals, hooker harmonies and excellent songwriting.” Clash
“… the key qualities of the songs found on the new album Acrobats are the intensity of the pair’s focus and the clarity of their vocals providing the moment at which their songs really start to flower. Live, this is not a noisy group but one instead that casts a kind of spell.” Guardian Guide.
The full album tracklist is:
1.Cut My Teeth 2.Song & Dance 3.Funeral Beat 4.Changed and Waiting 5.Parking Meter Blues 6.All We’ll Keep 7.Boxes 8.D.U.M.B.O 9.Ruthie 10.Shadows 11.There Always Was