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Colin Andrews of Whats Afoot

reviews Six by Two by The Askew Sisters

More young talent, this time in the form of two sisters exposed from an early age to the wonders of Sidmouth Festival. This EP style album of just 6 tracks certainly leaves you wanting more. The instrumentals, on fiddle & accordion (they both played in the Hampshirebased band Rubber Chicken) are truly inspring ? Glorishears twinned with Eleanor Rigby for example. One might detect influences from other notable folk accompanists on the backing to Hazels vocals on Sovay and a Robin Hood (Wood on the sleeve notes) ballad, but there is also home?grown originality.
Already making an impression nationally by reaching the semi?finals (at least) of the BBC Young Folk Awards, I doubt if it will be long before Emily & Hazel are featuring prominently on the guest list of major folk festivals around the country.