Prior to her support slot with Joshua Raddin, we managed to entice Lissie and her band to Manchester Museum next to the Academy to perform this charged performance of her upcoming single ‘In Sleep’. In the shadows of ‘Stan’ the museums T-Rex, Lissie made this performance one to remember. I swear I even saw Stan’s tale wagging!



Monday, May 10th, 2010, 10:41 am

It would be easy to misconstrue Lissie. Slight and blonde, a pretty, guitar-playing slip-of-a-thing, you might easily take her for a sweet Midwestern girl, a freckled balladeer borne of milk and cookies and cornfields. More fool you. For all the flaxen hair and big blue eyes, this girl is smart and gutsy and tough, with a big old voice to match it: Stevie Nicks taking Neko Case by the scruff of the neck, Laurel Canyon prettiness stewed in campfire and bourbon; there is, after all, a certain vocal quality that only a decade of beer and cigarettes can bring.


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  2. Paul Higgins says:

    I guess I have always thought this about her, but could not find the words. Very well said. Lissie is so special in her appearance and musical ability, her voice, et all, that she has a magical quality that reaches out and grabs you. She has a talent that I truly enjoy.

  3. Kim says:

    Lissie and Grace Potter are the two most exciting female American artists touring today. If you get the chance to see a show don’t miss out!

  4. flan says:

    what a great band went to see them at sheps bush empire why they are still a support act i dont know ,anyway lets hope they make it and carry on making top music

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