In 2014 sisters Megan and Rebecca Lovell debuted into the roots rock, also known as Americana, scene with their album Reskinned. Last year, they were nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist.
The duo has been working on finessing their sound by opening for Keith Urban’s Graffiti You tour. Elvis Costello even hand picked the sisters to open for his tour, alongside powerhouse names like Costello and Urban, it would be hard to not improve.
The improvement, shows in their new album Venom & Faith, releasing on November 9th. With 10 tracks the duo showcases their blend of Americana, with deeper elements of blues alongside horn and hip-hop elements. The track Fly Like An Eagle incorporates the hip-hop and semi-electronic elements, showcasing Megan and Rebeccas strong points.
Venom & Faith is not the album I would normally gravitate toward because I don’t enjoy country music, but Larkin Poe is different. The seedy folk is brought to a new light in the new album, by blending familiar sounds.
Larkin Poe will be playing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on November 19th.
Photo provided by Robbie Klein