Sunday, 31 May 2009

Taxi ! Taxi ! - Step Out into The Night EP

What’s that? Teenage Scandinavian twin girls from Stockholm playing folk music! Do I need to say anymore….well yeah I guess I do. Miriam Eriksson Berhan and Johanna Eriksson Berhan have made many friends in Sweden and Denmark and have performed at such festivals as Roskilde and Hultsfred Festival. This EP is a taste of what’s to come on their forth coming album due out later this year. The vocals are incredibly haunting and powerful, and the music is everything we’ve come to expect from folk music from across the North Sea. It does miss something though, it’s hard to put your finger on, but it feels like there’s a missing ingredient here that’s stopping the Taxi girls from cementing there place in the hollowed fields of such acts as Marissa Nadler and the likes. This EP does show real promise though, and if these girls continue to progress with their sound, perhaps with the aid of their new found musical friends then their debut album could be something really beautiful. One of these famous friends of theirs is Peter Broderick, who performs a cover of one of their songs as a bonus track on this EP. Broderick is signed to Bella Union and has performed as part of Efterklangs live band. Taxi! Taxi! May not have completely blown me away just yet but ‘Step out into the light’ has introduced to both them and Mr Broderick, two very promising propositions.

Score: 6/10

Stand out track: True Love will find you in the end

Genre: Folk, Scandinavian folk

For Fans Of: Marissa Nadler, Russian Red, Hanne Hukkelberg

Links to music:

Download: Media Fire

Myspace: Taxi! Taxi!

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