Anna MacDonald - Paper Flowers EP Review
Posted by Hunter on Mon, 06 Aug 2012.
One of the main annoyances that my colleague Craig goes mad at is the faux American accents you hear put on by UK bands in certain genres of music. Twin Atlantic thankfully buck that trend by being very Scottish. It's like Sean Connery playing a Spaniard in the film Highlander, it's just awesome. South of the border the likes of the excellent Seth Lakeman are doing well, so does Scotland have an answer? Of course it does. Anna MacDonald. In her own websites words:
Anna is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose Celtic roots shine through her songs whether sung in Scots, English or Gaelic. She naturally understands her musical heritage and this is beautifully reflected in her voice and music.
Scots, English or Gaelic. Although it's Great Britain, it's also great to keep those national individual identities / cultures too.
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Paper Flowers is Anna's second EP, featuring five tracks (Paper Flowers, Matty Groves, Glasgow Rain, Naj's Song, Banks of Inverurie). Ark Magazine said that Anna has "an angelic vocal tone so hair raising, it's like walking down a cobbled street with a Scottish breeze sneaking up your neck." Quite a way with words, but very accurate. Her pitch is pretty much near perfect, the songs are performed flawlessly, and the musicianship is second to none. It's an honest clean recording of an extremely promising talent.
To find out more about Anna MacDonald, you can find her website here: http://www.annamacdonaldmusic.com/