She Keeps Bees - Dig On

Thursday, 28 July 2011, 11:46 | Category : Reviews
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Last week saw the release of the new She Keeps Bees album Dig On. It hardly seems any time since their previous full-length Nests, but a quick glance at the calendar reveals that was two years ago. It certainly left its mark on my ears. In the intervening time, the band - Jessica Larrabee and [...]

She Keeps Bees @ The Britannia, 1 July 2009

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 16:20 | Category : Live music, Live reviews
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The Britannia is becoming one of the best places for free live music in London. In addition to it being a good bar, having a critically acclaimed menu, and one of London’s best beer gardens (that’s a proper beer garden, rather than a beer patio like most london pubs) backing onto Victoria Park, there’s been [...]

Seven Songs: She Keeps Bees

Monday, 22 June 2009, 16:13 | Category : Reviews, Seven Songs
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She Keeps Bees like to keep it brief. The 11 tracks on their latest album Nests clock in at less than 27 minutes, so it’s clear that they’re not pissing about. It’s this brevity that’s part of their appeal. No flab, just straight to the point bluesy rocking that ought to have Jack and Meg [...]

She Keeps Bees

Friday, 12 June 2009, 11:27 | Category : Good new stuff
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One of the great joys of Spotify for me this year has been discovering all these PJ Harvey albums that I never bought. I mention this because Dorset’s Polly Jean was my first reference point for Brooklyn band She Keeps Bees. The duo may not share the visceral nature of much of Harvey’s work, but [...]