Evoking influence from ‘Moon Pix’-era Cat Power and her serene contemporaries such as Emma Ruth Rundle, A.A.Williams came out the gate as an exemplary songwriter with anthemic and passionate melodies at the start of 2019. With the first press of her debut EP quickly going out of press upon release and making her live debut with a performance at the renowned Roadburn Festival 2019, the London based songwriter is a bewitching figure in the burgeoning metal-adjacent dark folk genre. With tours lined up alongside The Sisters Of Mercy and Cult of Luna, it’s hard to see A.A.Williams slowing down any time soon. All of the EP’s original charm and appeal remain, with additional content in the form of intimately stripped back renditions of ‘Terrible Friends’, ‘Belong’ and ‘Cold’ as well as a mesmerisingly sorrowful home demo cover of Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’. Branded ‘Death Gospel’ by Metal Hammer and musically shrouded in melancholy and steeped in shadow, this is an artist whose future appears to be blooming within those dark places regardless.
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