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As mischievous as she is charming, Fremantle’s Mama Kin is part raconteur and all-out entertainer. With a widespread reputation for her unique blend of foot-stomping soul, heart-wrenching ballads and stirring live shows, Mama Kin is back with a swag of new songs and a shift in sonic direction. Her new album, The Magician’s Daughter, signals an expansion in Mama Kin’s musical palette ushering in a depth and potency underpinned by Mama Kin’s vocals that so spectacularly hover between vulnerability and power. Cinematic at times, with lush arrangements and bold production, The Magician’s Daughter pushes Mama Kin’s own boundaries, challenging her trademark sound. Where her debut album Beat and Holler was a soulstress’ war cry, traversing the riotous and the raw, her sophomore album takes us deeper into the human condition, where the magic lives. “really special, totally smouldering” - The Sun-Herald "a delicious hotpot of soulful grooves, seductive melodies, stomping percussive beats and classic old-world instrumentation” - The Sunday Mail “excellent, soulful and feisty” – The West Australian “heartache and melody...pulling you along for a beautiful journey.” - Triple J “There is something primal and infectious about soul delivered this way.” - AIR Independent Reviews
02 Oct 2012
Yeeees, finally. Glad to hear those vocal cords again, and can tell you've been making magic in the studio with more songs to dance and/or cry to. That's really the knack you have. You weave it all in. Ta for making more!
05 May 2010
This song gives ...
This song gives me goosebumps every time I hear it, and I can't help but sing the words at the top of my voice... On the highest rotation on my stereo at the moment, I love all of the Mama Kin tunes on Unearthed so far... Dead-set gorgeous!