Low Lily – 10,000 Days Like These

Album Review | Mad River | Review by Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

One of the most important aspects of successful roots music is to make the songs appealing and accessible, something that usually comes through fine performances, convincing arrangements and thoroughly good singing. Low Lily appear to have ticked all boxes with 10,000 Days Like These, the trio’s debut full-length album release. Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen and Lissa Schneckenburger combine their respective roots credentials, which includes Bluegrass, Irish, Scots and Old Time Appalachian folk songs and tunes together with the odd rock classic, in this case Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms, whilst maintaining quality sound throughout all eleven selections. Vocally, the trio excel in places, such as on “Dark Skies Again”, which sees the three singers interweaving their voices almost angelically. Reminiscent of the sibling vocal pyrotechnics of the Rankin Family, the entire album is full of surprises, beautiful melodies and super fine performances throughout. A lovely record.