Author: Leon Blair
It's always awesome to watch a great independent country band garner enough of a buzz to not only have their debut album sell exceptionally well for an act that size, but also to see them score a major label deal after that. No, I'm not talking about Sturgill Simpson. I'm actually once again traveling outside United States borders to talk about the British Country duo Ward Thomas. Made up of twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas, they originate from rural Hampshire and got their start in country music at a young age.
The duo's debut album, From Where We Stand was released in the UK in 2014 (2015 over in my neck of the woods), and managed to create enough of a buzz for the duo. Really, I liked the album so much that it even ended up being one of my favorite albums of 2015. As such, I was excited when the duo announced a deal with Sony Music this past June to release their major label debut (and 2nd album overall), Cartwheels. So does it live up to the duo's debut album?