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You Tell Me with Odetta Hartman

Sat 2 February 2019

Launching their self-titled debut album, You Tell Me is the new duo partnership of Peter Brewis, of Mercury-nominated prog-pop/art-rock outfit Field Music, and Admiral Fallow’s Sarah Hayes, who first bonded over a shared love of Kate Bush and neighbouring north-east English roots. Their classic yet sharply contemporary compositions, adorned by arresting vocal interplay, intertwine strains of folk, rock, Americana, baroque and systems music.

Reflecting a childhood divided between New York’s East Village and West Virginia, Odetta Hartman layers throwback jazz/folk vocals and acoustic Appalachian sounds with field recordings, found sounds and home-made beats, as heard on her 2018 sophomore release Old Rockhounds Never Die. “Kaleidoscopic future-folk” (Pitchfork)