Live Review: Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles @ Leith Depot, Edinburgh (28/06/2017)
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Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles brought baskets of traditional country folk to Edinburgh's intimate Leith Depot. The lullaby style singer/songwriter donned a catwalk worthy red power suit with white piping which singled her out as the frontwoman immediately. Backing her, Dom Billett on a multitude of instruments including drums and bass, and Jerry Bernhardt on the lead guitar and vocal harmonies. The night began with beautiful renditions of both ‘Light Pt. 1’ and ‘Minolta’ separated only by enthusiastic applause and whooping. Both tracks are from Erin's latest album, Soon Enough, which was released last Summer. Rae evidently has a knack for lyricism as all of the songs on that album, bar one, were written solely by her. ‘Can’t Cut Loose’ is a wholesome dream pop track, decorated with a mystical guitar. Rae’s velvety voice soared over the top of the rendition, singing “Wanna be free like we once were” enveloping all of us in the crowd in a shimmery, daydream atmosphere.
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