SAD SITUATION' | 'SECOND WIFE BLUES' THE NEW DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE FROM CARMEL, THE FIRST WITH HER NEW BAND, IS OUT NOW
"This is lovely, very Carole King-esque. Always loved Carmel McCourt's voice." - Simon Price, Music Journalist
"Perfect music for those lazy sunny afternoons (which will hopefully return one more time before the UK winter sets in), the new double single from vocalist Carmel sees two quite different tracks but both with plenty to recommend them. First, ‘Sad Situation’ calls to mind something of a hazy, sixties feel, while ‘Second Wife Blues’ offers up a cocktail of bluesy pop that’s good fun...her new sound sees her in a more mature, rounded place, and it’s great to see the reinvention." - INDIEMUSICMAG.COM
"Each of the above anthems mix elements of the old with those of the new to forge a style that should be accessible to listeners of all ages. Their melancholy but mighty delivery packs a powerful punch, resulting in a pair of pieces that are as passionate as they are poignant." - PUREMZINE.COM
"Sad Situation' is subtle, breezy soul pop with a lovely groove. However, 'Second Wife Blues' is a blues track with strong production and a some strong, self-reflective lyrics. Both songs are very different, but carried by the lovely vocal of an artist who deserves another shot."
"It's been way too long since one of the UK's most underrated vocalists graced us with her trademark tonsils of joy. Two new tracks, both different and each harking back to an era when music was music. Sad Situation is a mid-paced soul-pop number that has the usual Carmel vocal gymnastics, a smooth easy-going backdrop and a melancholic edge, while Second Wife Blues is perhaps the most vociferous and adventurous. It's a big-band romp with some hefty Hammond organ, soaring sax and vocal harmonies a-go-go. Not strictly a blues song per se (it's more of a soul number), Second Wife Blues is the equal of Bad Day and other classic singles. More, more, more, please." - FLIPSIDEREVIEWS