Reviews of The Fragile
“Marvellous, packed full of gems” Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
“Interesting songs; unusual, always very deep, and they’ve always got a little quirk to them.” Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
Robin Denselow describes ‘The Fragile’ in his 4 star Guardian review as “exquisite” and includes rather a nice pic of us too! He adds, “Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow return with a set that shows even greater bravery and far more confident vocal work.”
‘The Fragile’ has received 4 stars from MOJO Magazine. Colin Irwin says the album “veers unnervingly from idiosyncratic to classic.”describing it as “plaintive, inviting, disquieting, mysterious, harmonic, austere, beautiful, oblique and sing-along“.
The Fragile receives 4 stars in UNCUT. Mick Houghton writes: “Not for the faint hearted” and “The duo’s self-written, reflective songs are heightened by stark but beguiling arrangements and their stirring voices“.
Julian May writes in the March issue of Songlines Magazine that The Fragile is a “bold, ambitious work” and gives it 4 stars
“startlingly original…sublime musicality” and, says Dave Haslam; “stamped with their own distinct identity.”
***** SPIRAL EARTH
Spiral Earth award The Fragile 5 stars. Described by Iain Hazlewood as: “an incredibly moving, deep and finely nuanced album“.
“an album of fine and thoughtful pieces…reflective, moving and compassionate”
“a really lovely CD with excellent singing and superbly tasteful accompaniments”
Neil King at Fatea Magazine describes The Fragile as “A masterpiece”.
BRIGHT YOUNG FOLK
Mick Hough writes “An excellent and highly distinctive album.”
Dai Jeffries writes; “The confidence, power and earthiness of their voices both solo and in harmony are what shine through this excellent album.”