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This review is from: Mirror Mirror (Audio CD)
I discovered The Irrepressibles on a dull summer's day a few years ago when they were doing a performance at the Pump House in Battersea Park, London. I heard Jamie McDermott's voice from afar and was drawn across the park to see who it was. The group were all dressed in black and silver costumes with amazing make up and hair. Not only were they singing and playing amazingly, they were PERFORMING and creating a mesmerizing piece of art that the audience was completely drawn into.
The last time I experienced anything approaching this was when Kate Bush released Wuthering Heights in the 70's . . . I just hadn't heard anything like it before. On hearing The Irrepressibles I knew I had stumbled upon something very, very special.
I have since been to many of their performances, seeing them in intimate and in vast surroundings . . . and they delight every time.
They seamlessly fuse orchestration with pop melodies and soaring cathartic vocals. The album Mirror Mirror is a wonderfully emotive and enchanting collection of their work revealing surprises at every turn.
I can understand the comparisons with early David Bowie and Kate Bush or Antony and the Johnsons but they really don't do them any justice . . . The Irrepressibles are unique, exciting and so much more.
I strongly recommend you have a listen. Gems like this don't come along often.