Nancy Elizabeth - "Feet of Courage" (video)

by Tyler Gould

7 October 2009

 

“Feet of Courage”, the first single from Nancy Elizabeth’s Wrought Iron, has a very unassuming way of building on itself. The drummer starts off with a sultry beat supporting hypnotic looped vocals, and by the time the song was coming to a close I was enjoying a veritable a cascade of sweet, simple melodies draped over that same beat. A cascade, I tell you! Marissa Nadler might be the closest comparison, but, to make a totally not-insane analogy, Elizabeth is the Mage to Nadler’s Warlock: the aesthetic difference, for this particular song, anyway, is the difference between casting (Elizabeth) and channeling (Nadler). Nadler is possessed by some woozy musical spirit, while “Feet of Courage” is a tool to possess others. This all makes sense to somebody. Nancy Elizabeth joins Efterklang on some U.K. shows later this month, and heads to Italy in November.


  
October, 29 2009 The Asylum, with EFTERKLANG - Birmingham
October, 30 2009 Oran Moor, with EFTERKLANG - Glasgow
November, 1 2009 Brainwash festival, With EFTERKLANG - Leeds

November, 2 2009 Reading Concert Hall, with EFTERKLANG - Reading

November, 12 2009 Diagonal - Forli, ITALY

November, 14 2009 Calamita - Cavriago (RE), ITALY

November, 15 2009 Caracol - Pisa, ITALY

November, 17 2009 Init (with Woven Hand) - Rome, ITALY

November, 21 2009 The Boarderline - London

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