JUDY DYBLE & ANDY LEWIS
SUMMER DANCING ACID JAZZ, OUT 18 AUGUST Folk singer/songwriter team-up delivers acoustic/psych riches.
Judy Dyble was the first vocalist in English folk-rock trailblazers Fairport Convention, Andy Lewis is a musician best known for his work with Paul Weller, and Summer Dancing is their first collaboration and it’s great. Dyble sings in a beautifully enunciated voice that’s redolent of both Marc Bolan and Syd Barrett. Lewis accompanies her precise yet drifting vocals with part-acoustic, partpsychedelic arrangements that conjure an eternal afternoon of London avenues and suburban hedges. Echoes of early Pink Floyd, Saint Etienne and a tougher Vashti Bunyan prevail, but this is an original and haunting collection. DAVID QUANTICK Listen To: The Day They Took The Music Away | Summer Dancing