Friday, 16 May 2014
Melody Pool - The Spotted Mallard, 30 March 2014
If you're looking for an incredibly talented local musician to look out for before they become big, you should probably check out this recording. Melody Pool sounds a lot like Joni Mitchell at times, but I think her songs, particularly the new ones, have a touch of grit that Mitchell's don't (for me at least, that's a good thing). The only reason I didn't give this a Highly Recommended is that I've got another show to put up that has much better sound quality, although this one is longer and includes some great covers, so it's really just a matter of which you prefer.
She doesn't have any shows coming up in Melbourne, but it's worthwhile keeping an eye on her website (http://www.melodypool.com.au/) because she plays here pretty regularly.
On the Morrow
All of the Love
Royal Queen (Mary)
Dancing in the Dark
Pretty Little End
Somebody You've Never Met Before
Lion on the Loose
Big Yellow Taxi