Review

Lewis & Leigh – ‘Heart Don’t Want’

Posted on September 9, 2015

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We have a perfect late summer track in the form of ‘Heart Don’t Want’, the new single from London-based americana/folk duo Lewis & Leigh.

The roots of Lewis & Leigh stretch from the Deep South (Alva Leigh was born in Tenessee) all the way over to the Welsh coast (Al Lewis was born in North Wales). Drawing on the rich heritage of these two musical hotbeds, their debut EP saw lead single ‘What Is There To Do’ spend 4 weeks on BBC Radio 2 playlist, and they went on to perform a live session for Dermot O’Leary, plus for Ricky Ross on BBC Radio Scotland.

New single ‘Heart Don’t Want’, the first to be taken from their third EP ‘Hidden Truths’ (out October 16th), is driven by the most infectious feel-good hooks, with the harmonies between the duo being so intricate and heart-warming. They deliver a collection of songs that you could lose yourself in for hours on end, and you know will translate to a mesmerising live show.

This year Lewis & Leigh have been busy appearing at renowned festivals such as Celtic Connections, SummerTyne, and Cambridge Folk and in September they will make their debut in Nashville at the Americana Festival supported by a grant from the PRS Foundation, before returning for a UK tour. You can catch them at High & Lonesome Festival in Leeds on November 14th.

Website: www.lewisandleigh.com / www.facebook.com/lewisandleighmusic

Twitter: @LewisandLeigh

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