CultureSonar - Jim Allen
10 Albums To Look For In 2018
... 5. Sarah McQuaid’s If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (Shovel and a Spade, Feb. 2)
This U.K. songsmith has a commanding, dusky voice that bears echoes of great British folkies like Bridget St. John and June Tabor, and that alone might have been enough to make this an entrancing album. But when you add her dark, sophisticated lyrical imagery and a spare but atmospheric production by legendary English singer-songwriter-guitarist Michael Chapman, the whole thing becomes impossible to ignore.