Review: Milton Hide album Little Fish

 

Milton Hide are a Sussex based folk duo. They released Little Fish late last year and have been gigging ever since, spreading the beautiful tones of folk.

 

Starting with Home Is Where The heart Is. This is a sunshine song. Upbeat, full of melodies and true to the heart lyrics. The acoustic percussion blending perfectly with the melodic guitar.

 

The second track Monkyn Kyn, is my favourite of the Album. A tale of Sussex folk lore. Milton Hide create a darkness with their music, which is an awesome backdrop to this grisly tale. This is everything I love about Milton Hide. Story lyrics, stunning folk vocals with percussion and guitars whirling around the vocals, with an intensity that drives home the lesson in this track. I love it.

 

Better Off Dead has a jazz feel, a track that will make you smile. Oh, isn’t life tough, you are better off dead! The track is intricate with so many layers of sounds and melodies. A fantastic piece of musical song writing filled with energy and enthusiasm, making light of a social taboo.

 

 

 

Perfect Place To Hang brings a touch of folk baroque. Slow and touching lyrics together with perfectly timed music and beautiful strings added to make this a pleasure to listen to. A macabre subject matter yet stunning vocals and musicality, drift your mind away from the hanging man.

 

Love Is A Bitch (Then You Die) has Josie taking the lead vocals with her gentle tones. The lyrics telling the story from both sides, Jim taking the second verse. The vocals and gentle music with twists of fun, make this track a complementary addition to the album.

 

Ending with Little Fish, stunningly beautiful, full of emotion, soft guitars and gorgeous vocals by Josie. A simple acoustic guitar, a haunting voice, the sound of nature. A perfect ending to a wonderful album.

 

 

 

Little Fish is full of contemplative lyrics and sounds of old and new. Listen and enjoy.

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