Hayley Thompson-King “Large Hall, Slow Decay” – Listen

Boston, MA-based fuzz-americana artist (another new genre is born) Hayley Thompson-King cryptically refers to her debut solo album, “Psychotic Melancholia”, as a “Sodom and Gomorrah concept album” influenced by her childhood obsession with the so-called wicked women in the bible. Opening track Large Hall, Slow Decay is a blazing country ripper directed at a former bandmate with whom Thompson-King had a harsh break-up. The title also references the reverb effect that reminds her of this time in her musical life. But Thompson-King doesn’t need to hide behind effects when it comes to her vocals. Hear for yourself.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years, although if you go to his Twitter feed it's just one long list of all the things he loves about Jeremy Corbyn, which is irritating. Also likes astronauts.

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