Comprising Molly Anna and Mike Hukins, Molly Anna Band has a compelling sound, bringing to mind a pared down Corrs or a sweeter sounding Cranberries. It's a folky sound, with a pop edge: hard to define, but easy to listen to.
'Ghosts' is a 5 song EP from Leeds duo, Molly Anna Band. Describing their sound as "nostalgic yet modern", with "feminine grunge vocals...at once volatile and vulnerable, captivating yet introverted",songwriter and vocalist Molly Anna sings of heartache, heartbreak, flawed alibis, and generally all round bad luck. With Mike producing, it's a concept album, following a fictional story about Molly Anna. Lead track, 'The Gun', on the surface a beautifully sweet song, is in reality a song about how Molly has consciously hurt those close to her, and a reflection on her actions. Second song on the album, 'Villain', was released in conjunction with The Samaritans last year, and in the song, the album's version of Molly Anna burns down her house. 'Til You Collapse', a guitar and keyboard strong ballad, is strident and forceful.
Our favourite is 'Horrorshow' - starting out softly, Molly Anna borrows her vocal style from Paramore's Hayley Williams, building up the pace and strength in her voice, conveying strong emotions to the listener.
'Ghosts' will be launched on 30 January at Bloo 88, in Sheffield Yorkshire, starting from 7pm. Entry will be £3 on the door. CDs of the EP will be available for the special price of £2 (normal price is £5).