ALBUM REVIEW: Madeline Kenney – Sucker’s Lunch | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 31.07.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oakland resident Madeline Kenney embraces and remains weary of the first throes of love on her third record. Sugar Sweat is an ethereal slow-build opener, whilst Picture Of You is drenched in laid-back summer vibes with a sprinkling of lush lead guitar. Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner duets on single Sucker which shouldn’t work but does – quite brilliantly – whilst there’s inventive instrumentation going on on the playful Double Hearted.

Tell You Everything is Kenney needing to throw herself into new love but holding back, capturing the anxiety of wanting to follow your heart when your head is reminding you of past hurts. White Window Light, with its delicate touches, suggests she’s right to open her heart on a record brimming with possibility.

 

 


 

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