By Ed Dyer
Wiltshire duo Will and Weasel have conjured up something unique with this debut album.
Starting with a spoken word piece borrowed from the ever-eloquent Robin Ince that has been set to a rolling piano piece and drum and bass groove is a strange but wonderful false start. It is with track 2, Hope, that you start to get a better idea of what the guys are all about – piano driven folky Americana with an interesting anthemic pop edge and stabs of urban beats. Perhaps this is what Tom O’Dell fronting Wilco would sound like if produced by Roni Size? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFIjKGXy5aw Regardless of how chaotic this sounds, it works. I mean it really works. This is refreshing, fascinating and exciting and a project I am going to be keeping a very close eye on to see how it develops. I suggest you do the same. www.willlawtonandweaselhowlett.co.uk