Cut Throat Francis’s latest single “I’m Not Ready” is everything that you could possibly ask for from an aural offering of Gypsy Swing folk. The Bristol-based rhythmically raw and resounding four-piece allows their sound to come alive through the tantalising progressions of acoustic strings with some of the most soulfully strong vocals I’ve heard. The vocals make it all too easy to slip into the powerful imagery which has been penned into the lyrics of I’m Not Ready whilst the tantalisingly upbeat rhythm is enough to lift you a concordantly high plateau. If there were more songs like I’m Not Ready on the radio, the world would irrefutably be a better place.
Review by Amelia Vandergast