BROOM BEZZUMS – Under The Rug (Seeplejack Music SJCD11)

Comparisons of Broom Bezzums (Andrew Cadie & Mark Bloomer) to Robin & Barry Dransfield may come thick and fast in the fickle world of ‘folk’ but then, if memory serves me right it happened to Spiers & Boden as well. Also, I suppose from the opening strains of “Binnorie” (a variant of The Cruel Sister) maybe those comparisons could be well founded featuring as it does the double-stopped fiddle and guitar accompaniment alongside strident vocals. It’s this forceful, take no prisoners attitude that drives the album along at a fair pace and although not without its subtleties the recording doesn’t flounder like so many other artists I can think of featuring a similar line-up. The choice of material sits well with a mixture of traditional and self-penned songs perhaps best illustrated by the wistful, gently finger-picked guitar and whistle injected tale of woe “Clipboard Lassies”, a contemporary tale told in a traditional way and not dissimilar to Jez Lowe in style. For those that like tunes there’s plenty here to please and the duo proudly utilise melodies from their North-Country heritage as well as their own compositions with aplomb and energy. All in all this is a very satisfying recording and one that I’m sure will provide a very secure future for this fine duo.

PETE FYFE

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