An album which contains more references to travelling than an Alexandre Dumas novel is really the epitome of good blues rock, songs about places and points miles away from where you are. Brother and Sister Matt and Eleanor whose sadness, irreverence, authenticity and eccentricity largely combines to make up Fiery Furnaces and give an edge to the band's raw New York sound, even though they originate from Chicago. Opening track 'South Is Only A Home' encapsulates all the above. Sheer thumping instrumentals complement Eleanor's sharp blues vocal style, with lyrics that tell the listener to quit their moaning:
"Oh what a waste you've been.
Clapham clowns stop your frowning, let it go your not alone."
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