Skip to main content

Album Reviews


Music > Album Review


Gin Wigmore
- Gravel & Wine

Upon first listen, Wigmore’s voice may seem rather mono-tonal and possibly even a little irritating. However by Poison... her vocal diversity begins to show through.

May 3rd 2012 | Label: Universal
Gin Wigmore returns with the follow-up to her 2009 debut Holy Smoke, a rather bold album entitled Gravel And Wine. Thankfully, Gin's musical style is something quite new to the popular music scene, a mixture of rock, folk and Latina music, among other styles, and one that is enjoyably diverse and unique as ever. The other plus is that each song seems to stand out with different concepts so, with most songs only clocking in at three or so minutes, this is an album full of songs that leave the listener gasping for more.

Upon first listen, Wigmore's voice may seem rather mono-tonal and possibly even a little irritating. However by Poison, the album's fourth track, her vocal diversity begins to show through. And by the closing track, Singin' My Soul, in which she is simply accompanied by an acoustic guitar, the listener is provided with a more raw and stripped-down song; a more intimate moment with Gin Wigmore.

Gravel And Wine is a most interesting album, one that provides a more than adequate blend of music with a fundamentally dark and grim vibe contrasted with feel-good fare, without it seeming even slightly awkward or disjointed. Gin Wigmore amazingly caters for appreciators of both styles of music, something that most others fail at or are too wary to try. Former fan or not, this is definitely an album not to be passed to the side, but to be consumed with a glass of wine. Or cool water…

Comments

Related Articles


Music > Interview

Taste Test Gin Wigmore

Taste Test Gin Wigmore


Poster IT

Connect with The Music

Subscribe to Daily Newsletter

Galleries

<span>Red Jumpsuit Apparatus</span><br />Adelaide Uni Bar

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Adelaide Uni Bar

<span>North Arm</span><br />Oxford Art Factory

North Arm
Oxford Art Factory

<span>The Cairos</span><br />Newtown Social Club

The Cairos
Newtown Social Club

<span>Damon Albarn</span><br />Sydney Opera House

Damon Albarn
Sydney Opera House

<span>Festival Of The Sun 2014</span><br />

Festival Of The Sun 2014

<span>Adelaide Uni Open Night</span><br />

Adelaide Uni Open Night

<span>The War On Drugs</span><br />Metro Theatre

The War On Drugs
Metro Theatre

<span>Moana</span><br />Leederville Hotel

Moana
Leederville Hotel

<span>Hiatus Kaiyote</span><br />Metro Theatre

Hiatus Kaiyote
Metro Theatre

this week's magazine

Digital Version
A Festival Called PANAMA Airlie Beach Music Festival Australasian Worldwide Music Expo Beyond The Valley Big Sky Blues & Roots Festival BIGSOUND Bleach Festival Blue Mountains Music Festival Blues At Bridgetown Bluesfest Breakfest Brisbane Festival Brunswick Music Festival Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival Caloundra Music Festival Campfire Festival CMC Rocks The Hunter CoLAB Deni Ute Muster Dungog Festival Earth Frequency Festival Fairbridge Folk Festival Falls Festival Falls Festival Falls Festival Festival Of The Sun Follow The Sun Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Future Music Festival Golden Plains Gorgeous Festival Great Southern Blues Festival Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Groovin The Moo Gympie Music Muster HyperFest JamGrass Music Festival Jungle Love Music & Arts Festival Just For Laughs Kyneton Music Festival Let Them Eat Cake Listen Out Listen Out Listen Out Listen Out Lost Paradise Melbourne Music Week Meredith Music Festival Mitchell Creek Rock 'n' Blues MOFO Mountain Sounds Mullum Music Festival Nannup Music Festival National Folk Festival Newtown Festival Noosa Jazz Festival NYE On The Hill Origin NYE Originals Music Festival Out On The Weekend Outlet Music Festival OutsideIn Paradise Music Festival Party In The Paddock Perth Festival Poison City Weekender Port Fairy Folk Festival Queenscliff Music Festival Rainbow Serpent Festival Riverboats Music Festival Rottofest Saltwater Freshwater Festival Soulfest Soulfest Soulfest Soundwave Soundwave Soundwave Soundwave Southbound Splendour In The Grass St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival St Jerome's Laneway Festival Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Stereosonic Strawberry Fields Subsonic Sugar Mountain Festival Sydney Country Music Festival Sydney Festival Sydney Fringe Festival Tamworth Country Music Festival The Blurst Of Times Festival The Hills Are Alive Toowoomba Carnival Of Flowers UNIFY: A Heavy Music Gathering Urban Country Music Festival Valley Fiesta Vanfest WAM Festival West Coast Blues & Roots Festival WOMAdelaide Wonderland Woodford Folk Festival Yours And Owls

The Music Store

Australasian Music Industry Directory
The ultimate print sourcebook for all the contacts…
Jun 18th 2014
Arts Advertising Packages
The Music Arts Packages provide promotion in The Music…
Jun 18th 2014
Indie Band Advertising Packages
The Music Indie Band Packages provide promotion in…
Jun 18th 2014
Galleon Krueger for Sale
Galleon Krueger Bass Amplifier. 1001RB As new, current…
Jul 12th 2014
Jazz guitarists wanted for weekend jams.
We are a bass and drums unit rehearsing in St Peters…
Jul 12th 2014
Premier Sydney Punk/Rock Band seeks Drummer
One of Sydneys Premier Punk Rock Bands seeks energetic…
Jun 18th 2014

Listen