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Review: The Pierces

Launch their new album Creation with an indie acoustic pop set


In the swank surrounds of Malmaison, located in the shadow of The Barbican’s brutalist shadow, we were privy to a private preview of material from The Pierces latest album Creation in a semi-acoustic set up.

The pair put on a delightfully twee show playing songs from the album, including their new single, title track from the album and title of the cocktail for the night, Creation as the second song.

Watching the pair of them harmonise so beautifully, numerous mental images came to mind. Allison (The) Pierce(s) had the air of Juno about her - as a brunette wielding a guitar, not for looking pregnant - while Catherine (The) Pierce(s) oozed a more potent glamour, her severe blonde fringe serving up early Hollywood glamour. At times you could close your eyes and imagine two Dolly Partons doing a duet together.

They rounded off their short and very sweet set with a rendition of Kings, the album’s lead single, complete with a fake ending - which Catherine punctured with some air hostess finger wagging to cut off the premature clapping. All in all you couldn’t ask for a lovelier, more harmonious sister act.



Words: Bob Henderson

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