Monday, August 28, 2006

CD Review: The Piney Gir Country Roadshow - Hold Yer Horses

I think I may have an allergy to something. I'm sneezing all the time and my nose is running. But what could it be? It can't be the dog which is now 11 years old, probably not pollen. Strange. Anyway, how about some boot-stomping country music for yer?

ARTIST: PINEY GIR COUNTRY ROADSHOW

ALBUM: HOLD YER HORSES

LABEL: TRUCK RECORDS

RATING: 3/5

DOWNLOAD: The Great Divide

FOR FANS OF: Black Nielson, The Low Edges




Well pull on yer cowboy boots, and saddle up for this collection of rootin', tootin' country tunes. Yee haw! This is so authentic you can almost smell the sawdust and cheap liquor. 'Hold Yer Horses' is choc-full of heartbreaking tales of cheating boys, dusty road trips and most of all, D.I.V.O.R.C.E.



Kansas' Piney Gir's second release is the follow up to her 'Peakahokahoo' debut. She moved to London where, away from the dust and tumbleweed, she felt a need to fill the dance floors of honkey tonks everywhere. This, unashamedly grass roots country album is a diversion from her more usual electronic work. And if you have a cowboy hat gathering dust somewhere, then this is for you. From the word go Piney Gir is giving it her all on 'Greetings, Salutations, Goodbye' and barring a couple of slower numbers the album doesn't let up much. By it's nature, it won't be to everyone's taste but there is something infectiously fun about her charisma and southern twang. Country music is a bit like green vegetables, you may have an aversion to them at first, but once you give them a go, you find you quite like it.

1 comment:

Flare said...

Bless you - hope you're feeling better now. We've made a video for The Piney Gir Country Roadshow's single: Great Divide