Review: Siobhan Mazzei – In Wolf’s Clothing

As those of you who have caught Siobhan Mazzei playing around the city over the last few years will know she has recently moved from solo performances to being backed by her own band and this album is a fine development from the solo “EP” previously released. In Wolf’s Clothing finds her in continued fine voice. There is strength, depth and maturity in her vocals and the band pushes her further on opening tracks Waiting Awake and Ghost In A Shell where volume and intensity ebb and flow really well. Untitled takes the album to a gentler folkier place but then surprises with its sampled voices. Effective. Hurts You More gets a bit funkier before Stone and Slaughter round the album off – the latter building up to a climactic ending. The band have added a different element to her sound but Mazzei’s vocals still retain their power and never get consumed by what some may call a shoe gaze or grunge-folk sound. It’s a voice that at turns can be gentle like the sheep and fierce as the wolf of its title without missing a beat. There is no doubt that Siobhan Mazzei is a fine talent.

Adrian Manning is a Leicester based writer. He has had hundreds of poems, articles and reviews published in print and on-line and has recorded and released some of his poems with local musicians. He is the editor of Concrete Meat Press and can often be found extolling his passionate views about the incredible Leicester bands and venues that he loves.

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