Tidal Waves - Worry Dolls
Our next LCM featured duo the London based Worry Dolls are making great progress in UK Americana. Zoe and Rosie were also nominated at the recent AMA UK awards for UK Song Of The Year 2017 for 'Endless Road'. Our LCM #SongOfTheDay is their brand new single 'Tidal Waves'. The video was filmed by Finlay O'Hara of Tiny Light.
Worry Dolls are a compelling duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. Serendipity brought them together at an open mic night when they were 18, both studying music in Liverpool. Both redheads with guitars, on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force.
ey set of from Universit togethe, making music as Worry Dolls. It was a new sound, blending the tender urgency of Zoe’s Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie’s vocals and rhythmic guitar. Zoe transferred her finger-picking skills to ukulele, followed by Earl Scruggs-style banjo, motivated by players like Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks). These days playing piano has been added to the live performances and Worry Dolls frequently perform with a band. They have also started touring in Europe spreading the special blend of UK Americana folk rock.
The duo signed to Bread & Butter, who released their debut album, 'Go Get Gone', 017. A ‘Song of the Year’ nomination lead to them performing at London’s historic Hackney Empire with Ethan Johns at the UK Americana Awards earlier this year, alongside Robert Plant and Mumford and Sons. The duo will flying back to Nashville to showcase at AmericanaFest this Septembe in support of their album release Stateside this summer 2018.