Soundtracking #11 – Eyes for Gertrude

Chantelle Pike and Hannah Dean, AKA Eyes for Gertrude,  use folky vocal harmonies, waltzing piano and accordian to deliver their particular brand of songwriting. It could indeed be classified as folk pop. The duo from South West England craft catchy hooks and verse laced with humour to illuminate the everyday. And it just sounds good.
They are due  to release a full length album this year and if you can catch them live, I’d highly recommend it. This is their most recent single, Messing Around.
 

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Soundtracking #10 Waxahatchee

Waxahatchee, perfect for days when you need your aching sadness accompanied by indie folk and a comforting drawl. Stripped down to the basics of six strings and a single heartbreaking, cracked vocal, Catfish is the saddest song I’ve heard in a long while. This is singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield at her most raw. Other musical offerings from Waxahatchee are more cheerful and I’d recommend checking out both LP’s Cerulean Salt and American Weekend. For now though, here’s Catfish.

“You’re a ghost and I can’t breathe”