With my usual choice of music being on the heavier end of the scale, every now and then you just need some music which you can tap your feet to.
Enter Worry Dolls. The duo from London made up of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones bring together a blend of country and folk music with a real uplifting beat.
Before the release of the pair’s debut album, Go Get Gone, I was already aware of the soothing sounds of single ‘Miss You Already’ which demonstrates both girls incredible vocal range and how their voices compliment each other so well.
Describing themselves as musical soul mates, it is clear that the duo just seem to gel so well together, and in a genre where you could easily get lost in the mix, there is something sincere and endearing about Worry Dolls music which really grabs you and holds onto you.
Their song construction may sound a bit simple at times, with the effects of the instruments very much a background feature – a prime example of this is on ‘Don’t Waste Your Heart On Me’ when the tones of the violins strings play supporting act to the vocals. However, this is not a criticism of their music, it is actually quite the opposite. The subtlety of the instruments but emphasis on Zoe and Rosie’s voices and this is what really drives home the Worry Dolls music.
This debut 10 track album takes you on a journey, from the opening song ‘Endless Road’ you cannot resist tapping along to the melody, but the pair can also pull at your heart strings with songs like the piano ballad, ‘She Don’t Live Here’.
The subject matter of some of their songs may not be the most original, and may fall into the country music stereotype – ‘Bless Your Heart’ springs to mind – but even if you are not a fan of this type of music you will have to admit there is an endearing charm to this album.
Go Get Gone is a confident and broad-brushed portrait of a band truly hitting their stride, and it seems clear that Worry Dolls are set to be the next group to take the country music scene by storm, but they will be displaying their English roots with pride.
Go Get Gone is out now on Bread & Butter Music.