By Sparrow and the Workshop
Vocalist Belfast born, Chicago-raised Jill O'Sullivan belts out a distinctively strong sound, with a very slight Dolly Parton twang. Sparrow and the Workshop are hot on the 6 music playlist and "Spitting Daggers" is the three piece band's 3rd album, the debut single being the punchy "Snakes in the Grass", sure to be a summer hit. The album kicks off with "Pact to Stay Cold" and is smattered with tasty country-folky-poprock tracks such as the title track "Spitting Daggers", "Our Lady of the Potatoes" and the beautiful "Soft Sound of Your Voice". The band apparently wrote the album between tours. They have been busy bees supporting Idlewild and The Pogues in 2010 and are touring in May and June of this year, a definite go see.