Gregory And The Hawk - Leche - Out Today In UK & Europe
"Elliot Smith may be gone but there’s still some bruised poets carrying his torch" 7/10 NME
“Great tunes…soft music box melodies and crisp glassy vocals should appeal to fans of Icelandic acts such as Sigur Ros and Mum” The Guardian
“Fans of 2008's 'Moenie And Kitchi' debut will undoubtedly love Meredith Godreau's follow-up effort. “ Clash
"Godreau is an astoundingly talented musician and Leche is the perfect way for her to display this talent, representing an almost faultless record of peerless songwriting." 9.5/10 thefourohfive.com
"The twee vocal affectations and pizzicato melodies of Landscapes suggest a contracted Joanna Newsom, chopped down to bitesize dimensions and occupying a breezier milieu " 4/5 The Skinny
Leche – the new full length from New York's Meredith Godreau under her Gregory And The Hawk pen name – demonstrates the distance she has travelled from the gentle, pop-inspired roots of her earlier material, yet her peerless grasp of head-bobbing rhythms, ear-piquing hooks and eccentric, otherworldly noise snippets clearly, wonderfully, remains.
Even from first listen, this is clear in the record itself. From the graceful, instrospective hum and teary-eyed male/female harmonies of A Century Is All We Need to the harp-laced, Baroque-esque string textures of Landscapes, via the sudden explosion of upper-range vocals of Over and Over, this is not a record that stays within one confined compositional bracket for too long, nor is it a record that invites easy comparison points, yet there is something homely and familiar to it. Perhaps this is Godreau's breathtaking singing voice, or perhaps it is because her songwriting is so expertly textured and deliberated.
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