Stick in the Wheel – Lemady Arise

EP (Brief) | Self Release | By Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 4/5

Slightly different to what we normally expect from Stick in the Wheel, but equally engaging nonetheless. The two tracks on this limited edition 7” demonstrates the band’s experimental credentials, with a haunting take on “Lemady Arise”, featuring the voice of Wolf People’s Jack Sharp, whilst the band create the essence of the pipes’ drone. The flip side on the other hand, sees the usually stoic-faced Nicola Kearey putting aside her angry voice temporarily, for an almost ethereal reading of the traditional “As I Roved Out”, with EAN fiddling, twiddling and faffing in the drum and bass box.