Female First – 22nd August 2011
In an era of music where a lucky break on a reality show tops talent and natural progression, One Sixth Of Tommy are a breath of fresh air. Three girls who all play guitar, and great voices to match, have crafted a beautiful debut album. Carried by great melodies and chilled out instrumentaion, ‘You’re In My Head’ is one way to keep the feelings of summer going as we head into the Autumn months.
Charmed and innocent the girls harmonies are simply beautiful on tracks like ‘Everything’s OK’. The album doesn’t really wander outside the acoustic/folk/pop sound, but with songs as good as lead single ‘The Pact’, it doesn’t need to. It never feels repetitive and the latter would please fans of the Juno soundtrack, with an infectious and warm instrumentation. The occasional percussion doesn’t intrude on the acoustic sound of ‘You’re In My Head’, helping the tracks in which it does make an appearance.
With acts like Sophie Madeleine coming through at the moment, One Sixth Of Tommy still manage to stand out on their debut album. Kept stripped down without feeling too simple, You’re In My Head is a sophisticated, chilled out debut that showcases very real talent. Alistair McGeorge
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