It’s taken Peggy Sue a long time to get round to releasing their (not her – there’s three of them) debut album. In the four years that have passed since their first single they’ve released two EPs, changed their name (chopping the …And The Pirates suffix) and toured with just about everyone. It doesn‘t matter much though as  ‘Fossils And Other Phantoms’ is superb. It captures all the raw power of their live shows with enough production sheen to make this a great debut record. There are echoes of the best in innovative acoustic-ness with Cat Power, PJ Harvey and Feist drizzled all over the record, particularly on ‘Careless Talk Costs Lives’ and lead off single ‘Yo Mama’.  Rosa Rex’s throaty vocals give the tracks a tangible sadness, which makes the tales of lost love and long nights on tour both tear jerking and uplifting. It’s been worth the wait.

By Tom Goodwyn

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