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ALBUM REVIEW: Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds – The Way You Leave

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Melbourne’s Brooke Russell has one of those voices that, depending on your mood, that is comforting and makes everything feel alright or assists you in wallowing in your sorrow. Either way it’s a beautiful voice, full of rich tonal character that sways through the melodies and slow dances across the quietly mesmerising backing of her band The Mean Reds, particularly the evocative pedal steel of Ben Franz and restrained guitar of Grant Taylor.

Late-night jazz, croon and swoon slowcore alt-country and heartache country-soul blend together on this intoxicating collection of songs which recall late-period Dylan, The Delines and Lucinda Williams.

Chris Familton

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