Maivish

New Music Critique: Maivish

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7.2

Anyone looking to escape the modern world should spend some time with this group, whose brand of traditional Brit/Irish songcraft is solid, calming and transporting. The instrumental “Lamento” has vivid, cinematic potential. “Lonesome Woods” and the love song “Sunlight into Blue” fairly reek with rural splendor, thanks to a delicate touch of rustic fiddle, flute and percussion, with maybe a hint of jaw harp. Vocalist Adam Broome, however, despite his plaintive sincerity and solid integrity, has a range and tone that limits the band’s impact. He’s also, at times, overmixed as well. For now, female backup voicings add an appealing glow, but Maivish might consider enlisting a singer who can take them to the next level.

Contact: maivishfolk@gmail.com
Web: maivish.com
Seeking: Booking, Film/TV
Style: Trad/Folk