At the heart of every great song is a songwriter. And the songwriter at the heart of Tennessee band Kerchief is one Brittany Hill. Following the end of her previous band Vanity Theft, Hill began Kerchief as a solo project with the self produced Demonstrations EP in 2014. This was followed up by Kerchief’s 2015 debut LP Machines And Animals in 2015 released via 825 Records. The full length record was well received by several media outlets and showcased Hill’s talent for writing songs that are distinctly personal to the musician while being down to earth and relatable to the listener. The lyrics well capture the feelings of “quarter-life crisis” many twenty-somethings experience all upon the backdrop of 90’s inspired, melodic alternative rock. Hill next recruited a revolving cast of musicians to embark on regional tours and build a following. All the while staying prolific by releasing 2 self produced EPs, Corner House in 2016, and Rinse in 2018. The EPs saw the return of the electronic elements from Demonstrations that were largely absent from Machines And Animals. Now Kerchief is set to return with a much anticipated sophomore LP to be released in spring of 2019 with Mint 400 Records. Having solidified a line up with the addition of brothers Tommy and Trevor Nicholson on bass and drums respectively, the band is sounding stronger than ever. With the collaboration of all three members, Kerchief’s new material balances the energetic alt rock of Machines And Animals with the electronic elements of the two EPs. The more cohesive sound is further aided with Hill’s strongest vocal performance yet and the connective songwriting Kerchief has built its name on. In a sea of superficial, style over substance indie rock, Kerchief continues to be a refreshing dose of music from the soul.
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RIYL: CHVRCHES, Wild Ones, Japanese Breakfast, Alvvays, Cherry Glazerr
TRY: #1, 2, 4
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