With a range of influences that includes Bob Dylan, Roy Harper, Neil Young, Tom Waits and Nick Cave, it’s little wonder that Crooked Weather have been described as being a melting pot of indie, rock, world music and folk. But they could simply be referred to as musical magpies.
Taking inspiration from those influences, the Yorkshire band makes warm, harmonious and original music that’s steeped in the folk revival of the late Sixties, but with a raw, modern edge. There is a poignancy and affectation that brings about moments of reflection too.
This can be witnessed in the song Easy, which they describe as “Powerstation folk”.
It’s a bluesy track that has Holly Blackshaw and Will Bladen’s shadowy harmonies at its core, alongside with a driving rhythm section of Tom Skelly and David Tomlinson.