Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie … She Keeps Bees

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A young lady singing (while playing guitar) as her own boyfriend plays drums? It could never work – imagine the arguments! Still, full marks to Brooklyn’s SKB – Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant – for giving it a go. A little like Jack ‘n’ Meg (with the self-regard and general air of grim humourlessness removed) “sitting in with” – it’s what jazz people do, I saw it on the telly – PJ Harvey, even the Breeders, this is, literally, raunchy (“Give it to me daddy, work me like my back ain’t got no bone,” – well, excuse me!), a loosely hammering, bluesy howl that sounds like it was as exciting to make as it is to listen to. I wonder if she really does keep bees?

Rob Fitzpatrick
The Guardian , Saturday 31st January 2009

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