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Mother's Not Feeling Herself Today- available now through Vitamin Records

"Suzannah Espie is one of Australias’ most enchanting artists…gives us yet again another brilliantly inspiring album"

− JB Hi-Fi Stack Mag

**** (4 stars!)  The Age
**** (4 stars!) The Music
Mother's Not Feeling Herself Today - Age Victorian Music Awards Best Folk Roots Album 2015 nominee

Five time entry Rhythms Magazine Writer's Poll Top Ten Albums 2015
Courier Mail Top Ten Albums 2015
Off The Record (Triple R fm) Listener's Poll #2 Album 2015

 

Four albums into her solo career, Suzannah Espie continues to mine the soulful and personal side of folk and country music. That she does so with such honesty and directness whilst still blending subtlety and beautiful melodies reinforces her standing as one of this country’s finest singer/songwriters.

Espie has tackled the subject of motherhood on her new album and it’s a sumptuous and ornate affair that isn’t afraid to venture into the dark, fear-wracked corners of the maternal experience. The country soul sound of her music perfectly channels the emotion in her songs with great weight and sensitivity from traditional country to fragile folk. The standout of many highlights is the blues gospel feel of ‘I’m Sorry’ featuring a 13 piece choir that includes some of Melbourne’s finest female singer/songwriters. Elsewhere the pastoral folk of opener ‘What Would You Say’, the wistful drift of ‘I Wish I Had A Sister’ (reminiscent of Tindersticks), the lonesome and sad solo piano of ‘The Next Room’ and the authentic country swing of the title track all ring true and hit emotional high points.

Espie’s latest is an honest, heart-wrenching and life-affirming affair that shines a light on the darker side of family affairs.

-Chris Familton, Rhythms Magazine





 

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May8

Mother's Feeling Alright Tonight- VIC

Grandview Hotel, 429 Heidelberg Rd, Fairfield, VIC

The Grandview Hotel is proud to announce the return of Kerri Simpson, Suzannah Espie, Barb Waters and Alison Ferrier for a special Mother’s Day show on Sunday 8 May. Side by side, the four women share their voices, instrumentation, stories, humour and thoughts as they combine to play a selection of each other’s finest work. At times poignant, at times emotional; this show promises above all else to celebrate the everyday triumphs that motherhood brings! So bring your mum along for a very special Mother’s Day performance. 6pm – 9pm $22 at the door

May14

House Concert, Austinmer, NSW

Austinmer

Suzannah Espie & Lucie Thorne Drop us a line if you would like to attend!