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Sam Wickens – Send Me

Deeply felt lyrics delivered via heartbreakingly soulful vocals. Indie with a definite blues slant brings to mind comparisons to Foy Vance, David Gray, and Hozier. Sam Wickens can confidently take his place amongst this upper echelon of singer songwriters.

Each song segues seamlessly into the next. A rich, picturesque collection of poetic tracks. And that voice. Stunning.

Breathe highlights this striking voice, as does the live version of Oh Mother; which I must admit kind of knocked my socks off. Trees, and again, Oh Mother feature superb blues guitar riffs. Title track Send Me gave me goosebumps.

At the end of this record I played it again. And again, and again. This lush simplicity utterly addictive. Every once in a while an EP by a new artist will knock it out of the park; this is one such album.


NI Music Editor, Gigging Northern Ireland