Seerauber Jenny continue to built momentum with the release of their second single ‘Avalanche‘. Fran Barker and Neil Claxton have wasted no time in endearing themselves to some of the leading figures in the UK music scene. Invitations to Radio 1’s ‘Big Weekend’ and the BBC’s ‘Introducing Night’ at 2010’s ’In The City’ festival on the strength of one single is no mean feat.
On hearing ‘Avalanche’ its hard to believe this is only Seerauber Jenny’s second single. The song is atmospheric and emotional. The signature beat is simple but infectious, the up-beat tempo ensures it distances itself from the less credible James Blunt-esque end of the singer songwriter market. Bridges are positioned to offer moments of reflection and omitted in places to mix up the pace. This is very much a contemporary folk rock song following in the wake of artists such as Frank Turner and City and Colour who have brought emotional folk music to the forefront of the alternative scene.
Anyone who knows the background to the band name Seerauber Jenny will know not to underestimate Fran Barker and with songs on offer like ‘Avalanche’ and first single ‘Push it Away’ she is unlikely to suffer the same fate as her alter ego.
(Released through Faith & Hope Records on 07 March 2011)