By Sara Mohan
The debut EP by Copperhead is absolutely incredible. It’s just that easy to say. These guys and gal were scooped up by Folk Fest before they even had an album out. The best part about this album is it reaches such a broad spectrum of music enthusiasts. It’s not just folk, blues, rock and roll, psych, or jazz. But, it’s all of these combined.
There is a badass, Mo-town esque, sultry vibe to Liz Stevens’ vocals that completely captures you in this dark, smoky, mysterious euphoria of the past. In tracks like “Waiting” it’s almost as though Stevens’ is singing a duet with Kirill Telichev’s blues-driven guitar. But it’s the second song, “The Fall,” that stands out amongst the others. Stevens’ vocal is insanely captivating, evocative, and comparable to the likes of Cat Power, PJ Harvey, or even Janis Joplin. The composition and songwriting is such a refreshing throwback to a better time. Like being dropped right in a ‘70s New York club with a glass of whiskey in your hand. There is such energy, drama, and passion engraved in each song, matched with perfect control and elegance to master this EP. This band makes you fall in love with music all over again. We needed this. We needed this right now.Copperhead