Album Review: Kerchief – “Machines and Animals” (7/10)

Springboarding quickly into a dynamic solo
 career after the early 2015 split of her 10-
year-old all-girl indie/alt-rock band, Vanity 
Theft, singer/songwriter Brittany Hill (re-
branded as “Kerchief”) blazes into high gear 
on her full-length solo debut with a Melissa 
Etheridge-like swirl of intense grit and soulful thoughtfulness. While most tracks are driven by raw emotions, catchy hooks and brooding, edgy, sometimes poppy-punk guitars (with a distinctive ‘90s alt-rock influence), Kerchief shows the soft-hearted, sensual side of her artistry on the seductive “Out of Focus” and sweet acoustic tune “Weekend.”– Jonathan Widran

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