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Ma Polaine’s Great Decline – Down to the Sea
Ma Polaine´s Great Decline EP release
Ma Polaine´s Great Decline are one of the artists featured on Folk and Honey´s Sonic Blooms double album, with the beautiful track ‘Been Loved Too Much’. Described as “like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session”, the blues and roots duo continue to build a reputation as an intriguing and hard to pigeon-hole act. This recent article from Folk Radio UK reviews their latest EP release "Down to the Sea":
"This four-track digital E.P. from blues and roots duo Ma Polaine’s Great Decline is available as part of a pre-order campaign release in anticipation of their new album, The Outsider, due for release April 2018.
Following their 2015 nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards and subsequent tours and festival appearances, and with the live band having gone through several line-up changes, what we have here, once again, is a return to their roots as a duo.
There are several areas of commonality in the four offerings presented, for example, all tracks are cover versions and all feature only the voice and double bass of Beth Packer and guitar of Clinton Hough, no place here then for harmonica and accordion which feature in their live performances. Perhaps the most striking common denominator, however, is that they are all such stonkingly-good tracks."
Read the full review here