Music Reviews with Nick – Tweed Daily News

“Listen may have been recorded in Austin, Texas, but this album of folk pop songs sparkles with the sunshine and emerald green of the northern rivers.

The Heart Collectors have captured the carefree feeling of this region that so many folk flock to experience – all butterflies in green fields, sun shining through the long tussled hair, skipping into a gorgeous sunset.

The first track, Comanche Moon immediately called to mind the Waterboys, authentically captured and played folk instruments – mandolin, violin, cello, double bass, overlaid with impressive three part harmonies.

The songs are rousing and heartfelt, and somehow just a little innocent.

Sonically the album is beautifully produced, the Irish folk music influences and the voices come through to create a body of work that is once again a credit to the talent of this region.

The star of the show is undeniably the voice of Kymrie Henge, like a younger and wilder Loreena McKennit she trills and slides and explores her range, and is clearly developing a distinctive style all her own. Her vocal tone has a purity to it that gives her a slightly angelic vibe, but there is enough dirt on her bare feet to keep her on the ground and kicking up the dust.

This album has an unmistakably 70’s feel, like Crosby Stills Nash and Young recording with Julie Stone in a handmade music studio in Tyalgum.”

Tweed Daily News – Music Reviews With Nick
20/12/2015