Live Review & Photo Gallery: The Cadbury Sisters @ The Glee Club, Birmingham – 23/10/2014

It’s a fully seated intimate affair at The Glee Club tonight with Bristol’s The Cadbury Sisters performing a matter of inches away from the first row.  The final stop on their first ever headline tour, and with the Close EP released and a new song to boot, the audience is quietly rippling with anticipation.

They open proceedings with You Choose, showcasing the individual calibre of their voices before stacking them in stirring harmonies that widen eyes and flutter pulses.

With the crowd already endeared, progressive track Milk crescendos into a troika of perfectly pitched voices, surging through the venue.  All present are swept along, there is real witchery at work in the diapason effortlessly created by the sisters.

The impressive Quarry is enrapturing, any of the bustle associated with a live performance is dispensed with as a sole, silently agreed, shared mandate takes form; listen.

With a vinyl release due through the RAK Singles Club, the crowd are treated to its b-side, a cover of Steve Harley’s Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) after a quick assurance that it has been “Cadbury Sistered up.”

The aptly named Fire, bearing a gentle opening, smoulders beneath the surface with a latent combustibility, yearning for a spark.  It arrives, and the ardent power of voice visibly forces people back in their chairs, curved notes dancing like flame.

New song Weight Of It finishes the set – rolling, alternating refrains combining harmoniously and rhythmically.  A sign-off with a loosely veiled promise; this is just the beginning.

Words: Will Pace | Photos: Sam Wood

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