The Miss Bennets
Note: This is NOT the band of the same name from Nova Scotia
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
An evocative/eclectic mix of folk rock, contemporary folk, and alternative pop
Most recent release, The Miss Bennets (2008)
Alex Houghton's site (site "under construction and coming soon" as of 6/16)
Sounds like Meg Lunney's solo work. St. Vincent's work occasionally has a similar quirk. See also Jane Siberry, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Rebecca Timmons, and Veda Hille
Own, one song uses a poem as a basis for lyrics
The Miss Bennets seems to be a sadly short-lived project of Meg Lunney, Alex Houghton (who has several albums of solo guitar music), Stuart Watkins, and Ross Murray. I really hope it lives on. This sound mix (altpop, folk, folkrock) works so well for these musicians. Meg Lunney's songwriting and vocal style is entirely her own and is charming. It's hard to describe, but the first track on St. Vincent's Marry Me is very like the overall sound of this, and if you like that track you will most certainly like The Miss Bennets. And Meg Lunney was doing it first. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
The Miss Bennets is their debut
The Miss Bennets (2008)
2008—Big Dog Records—BDR3050
Hard to find
Highly recommended for fans of quirky folk/pop
Meg Lunney—vocals, piano, "and such"
Over this feels quite similar to Meg Lunney's solo disc, the margaret anns and early Jane Siberry. I wish this weren't so difficult to find! If it weren't I'd recommend it all over the place. Lovely, quirky, hard to define.
DISCLAIMER: Comments and reviews in the Ectophiles' Guide are excerpted from the ecto mailing list or volunteered by members of the list. They are the opinions of music enthusiasts, not professional music critics.
|Entry last updated 2016-06-05 14:36:48.
Please request permission if you wish to
reproduce any of the comments in the
Ectophiles' Guide in any context.
The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music is copyright © 1996-2004 by the editors.
Individual comments are copyright © by their authors.
Web site design and programming copyright © 1998-2004 usrbin design + programming.
All rights reserved.