Isobel Thatcher

It’s been quite a while since we reviewed Wiltshire based singer Isobel Thatcher’s debut EP “Keeping On” back in 2013. At that time at just 20 years of age Isobel then had already achieved plenty in her early career and the EP showed plenty of promise from the flourishing singer/songwriter. Fast forward to the present day and finally, with an image change and with much more experience under her belt, we are presented with her second EP “On My Own” due for release on March 23rd. The EP was recorded in Denmark; the home of musician, engineer, producer and long term friend of Isobel’s Michael Wedgwood (Caravan/Curved Air), who is based in Silkeborg where he has his own studio. The Ep also features two Danish session musicians; Eddi Jarl Sorensen on drums and Henrik Skriver on guitar, with her brother Dominic on saxophone and Mike Wedgewood on bass/keys. Isobel describes the EP as “representing the journey I’ve had through life and music; and with an eclectic mix of uplifting feel-good songs, as well as the struggle of heartbreak and sacrifice I feel there is something for everybody”.

Isobel Thatcher

The EP Opens with “More Than Words” – thankfully not a cover of the “Extreme” hit but a refreshing tune that shows plenty of fresh new and uplifting styles. There’s a plethora of blues influences as well as a good sprinkling of country styles with Isobel’s fine vocals being the proverbial cherry on the cake. Moving on to the second track “Carry You”, you will hear it open with a sassy saxophone piece before the acoustic guitar gently leads you into the accompanying vocals. “Crazy Girl” is a great tune with a subtle country feel to it, with some nicely laid down signature style guitar work. It’s catchy and shows Isobel’s considerable talent blossoming further. The final track “Sacrifice” initially returns to a slightly slower pace with just Isobel’s vocals and acoustic guitar, before the rest of the band join with some rhythmic goodness. The tune’s content comes from a heartfelt emotional place detailing love of something or someone and what you have to give up to achieve it. In summary, four altogether different tracks showing plenty of diversity and news styles with potential for wide appeal.

Isobel Thatcher

Track Listing
More Than Words
Carry You
Crazy Girl

Isobel has announced two E.P Launch shows in both her hometown and in London at
the following venues:

March 23rd – Fovant Village Hall, Fovant, Near Salisbury, Wiltshire
April 2nd – The Bedford, Balham, London

For tickets details go to her website below.




Contact info:

Words (More Than) by David Chinery (Chinners).