In the past two years, Mary has recorded two EPs, Book One (6 songs of refusal) and Book Two (6 songs of hunger) both of which contain various arrangements of traditional songs plus at least one original song. She has recorded with Eliza Carthy as one of The Ratcatchers on Eliza's Rough Music and Mary has also co-written and sang lead vocals on Imitation Electric Pianos last album, with members of ground-breaking band Stereolab. This first solo album is a distillation of Mary's musical influences (which include Anne Briggs, Bob Dylan, Bach, traditional hardinger fiddle music and British bird song). The subjects Mary covers are timeless and the language she uses, raw and poetic; the stories themselves frequently charged with gothic drama and mystery. The album contains eleven original songs, which focus in various ways on our uncomfortable relationship with the familiar. "A woman who appears to have spent much of her life attempting to imitate the shimmer of wind-chimes. The effect is mesmerizing" - The Guardian Tracks: Because You're Young / Free Grace / Honey / Concerning A Frozen Sparrow / Ballad Of The Talking Dog / Pygmalion / Meanwhile
/ The Bell They Gave You / Island / Exeunt.
"A woman who appears to have spent much of her life attempting to imitate the shimmer of wind-chimes. The effect is mesmerizing"
-- The Guardian