Album Review: Lady of the Sunshine – ‘Smoking Gun’

April 13, 2009 Updated: September 29, 2015
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Lady of the Sunshine is the solo project of Angus Stone who has, along with his sister Julia, recently produced a number of EPs and a proper long player of exceptionally beautiful, hazy, wistful alt folk.

For the most part on this debut as a lone ranger Stone has stuck to familiar territory but to excellent effect. ‘Jack Nimble’, framed around the inane children’s nursery rhyme, belies its bizarre conceptual inception to be a gorgeous swooning number in which Stone’s vocals recall Jeff Buckley at his best.

Album opener ‘Silver Revolver’ and closer ‘Lady Sunshine’ are other highlights of what is another assured Stone album.