Live Review: The Staves - Pepper Canister Church, Friday 13th Sept

A love affair blossomed between myself and The Staves's harmonious folk music in the beautiful, atmospheric Pepper Canister Church in Dublin last night that'll last a very long time. 

Special guest James Canty performed a very solid set of tunes is a Frank Turner meets Leonard Cohen kind of way. The Billericky artist has a number of very good tune that deserve your attention.

The Staves gave a masterclass performance of their debut album "Dead & Born & Grown" where you felt this was a special night for Watford sisters. Their harmonies are stunning live, sending shivers down my spine on many occasions. The album sounded wonderful live in a space perfect for the charming folk music from the band. Everything was perfect and enabled me to relax, get into a somber mood and tune into each and every song.

Standout tracks for me last night were 'Mexico' that was written in Liverpool, 'Facing West' which got a big cheer from the crowd and 'Eagle Song'. However I adored 'Icarus' in the set which was dedicated to Myles O'Reilly who made a video of The Staves performing Icarus in St. Stephen's Green in Dublin and can be seen below.

The Staves have the right mix of contemporary songs which nod back to the British folk traditions as well as them stunning vocals. I genuinely can't wait to see The Staves again in concert and I'm eagerly awaiting album number two.