The Mysterines: Love's Not Enough
The late Amy Winehouse, one of the most gifted singers of her generation, could apply her beautiful contralto voice to many genres, effortlessly switching from jazz to soul to rhythm n’ blues. When she provided the vocals to a Mark Ronson cover of 'Valerie' by The Zutons, she added indie rock to her many strings. There are distinct echoes of that fusion in the fresh and invigorating sound of The Mysterines, who also hail from the city that spawned Merseybeat.
The ferocious riffs churned out by Lia Metcalfe, George Favager and Zak McDonnell might be following a well-worn path, but their own meld of psych, blues and grunge is elevated by Metcalfe’s mesmerising vocals, conjuring PJ Harvey’s fearless attitude but with a richer, contralto sound that isn't a million miles away from Amy Winehouse.
Championed by Steve Lamacq, 'Love's Not Enough' has been receiving regular airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music, and no wonder. This full-throttle indie anthem features one of the catchiest choruses you'll hear in 2020.
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