August 27, 2016

Jasmine Rodgers: Blood Red Sun

BEST OF 2016

Folk singer Jasmine Rodgers has the kind of voice that is tailor-made for storytelling songs. Her debut album Blood Red Sun is a showcase of fingerpicking guitar, soft-spoken cello, and double tracking with just a hint of echo. Her forays into alt-country (Between Spaces, Sense) could gain some fans in the Deep South of the States, but as a whole Blood Red Sun has written "Made in the UK" all over it. Follow You and Underwater would have fitted on a Sandy Denny or early Tori Amos album.

Rodgers has a knack for choosing her notes carefully. Timing and phrasing are essential within her genre and she gets an A+ for both, with the gentle solo track While You Were Sleeping as the standout example. Her rock star father and poet mum can be proud. Can somebody wake up the A&R people of a niche label to get her to the next level?

Jasmine Rodgers: vocals, guitar
John Hogg: backing vocals, bass, mandola
Dan Kavanagh: drums, percussion
Charlie Morton: drums, percussion
Danny Keane: cello

Blood Red Sun is a self-released album. Release date: October 28.

  1. Blood Red Sun
  2. Taken
  3. Let It Burn
  4. Icicles
  5. Follow You
  6. Between Spaces
  7. Sense
  8. Underwater
  9. Milky Way
  10. Shaping Up
  11. While You Were Sleeping

She will be supporting her dad's band Bad Company in October.

Live dates:
  • 09/10 Nottingham, UK @ New Art Exchange
  • 10/15 Leeds, UK @ Leeds First Direct Arena (Bad Company)
  • 10/17 Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (Bad Company)
  • 10/19 Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (Bad Company)
  • 10/21 Birmingham. UK @ Birmingham Genting Arena (Bad Company)
  • 11/24 London, UK @ Olympic Studios Music Room


HCTF review of Follow You.

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