Mary Epworth is an English singer, songwriter, and composer. In 2012, Epworth released her debut album, Dream Life.
Black Doe. Mary Epworth. Produced by Will Twynham. Out on a recent foray Into the wild Someone was watching us There like a brace of blackened bone Mother and child Think they know more than us I would dare any one of you To meet their gaze And not be left to wonder Blooming like statues in the shimmering haze This is the spell I'm under
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After initially making an impressive dent with the enticingly odd singles The Saddle Song and Black Doe in 2008 and 2009 respectively, this debut by East Anglian singer-songwriter Mary Epworth has had a long gestation. Black Doe reappears – full of frenetic drums, feedback and a formidable blast of brass to couch its rustic sense of mystery in a serious wall of sound – as all the stops are pulled in Epworth’s determined bid for serious acceptance. All the signs are that it may work, too. Big store is placed on studio technique and production quality - she is, after all, the sister of producer.
The resulting feral stomp of ‘Black Doe’ was play-listed at 6 Music and Radio 2 and introduced a fiery raw talent. Having made her name following a Sandy Denny tribute concert in 2008, Mary Epworth spent four years revitalising the kind of psychedelic pop singer the late 60s created so well. The resulting feral stomp of ‘Black Doe’ was play-listed at 6 Music and Radio 2 and introduced a fiery raw talent. With an upbringing involving Gypsy music workshops and Queensryche records, following the lineage of leftfield outsider folk to create Dream Life’s 11 tracks of woozy warmth was inevitable, as our exclusive album stream below reveals