Wildwood Kin performing their Turning Tides Tour at The Glee Club Nottingham on Wednesday 8th November 2017.

Review by Kevin Cooper

This year may go down as being the breakthrough year for female trio, Wildwood Kin, as it saw them have their single play listed on Radio 2, support Ward Thomas on a national tour, play Glastonbury, sign to Sony Records and release their debut album, Turning Tides; and the year isn’t even over yet.

Last night they were at The Glee Club, an intimate venue which was just perfect to showcase the gorgeous upfront harmonies that defines the trios sound. Consisting of Emillie Key on guitar, her sister Beth on bouzouki and cousin Meghann Laney playing stand up drums in the centre of the stage, they kicked the evening off with their first single Warrior Daughter.

With their set list limited to songs from the new album and previously released EP, Salt Of The Earth, the trio had to impress and they certainly did that as their voices intertwined in harmonies so tight that the result was a staggeringly sumptuous sound.

A beautiful highlight was the impassioned Circumstance whilst Listen was more traditional folk. They delivered the self penned country flavoured Hold On which would not have been out of place in Nashville before a sleek radio ready Run thoroughly entertained. With songs that are rich in character, hooks, tunes and purpose, Wildwood Kin showed that they are ready to embrace commercial success and none more so than with their latest single, Taking A Hold with its stunning bluesy electric guitar riff.

Having taken Crosby Stills & Nash’s Helplessly Hoping and the Stereophonics’ Dakota on tour with them, they performed them flawlessly. Finishing the evening with a spellbinding The Valley which was accompanied by nothing more than Emillie’s gentle guitar playing and their angelic three part harmonies which silenced the audience, they left the stage having played an incredibly captivating set.