emma donovan album coverAfter the soaring success of their 2020 record Crossover, acclaimed First Nations singer Emma Donovan and her regular contributors the Putbacks have raced to the studio to record another searing album.

The song subjects have shifted from urgent pleas to commanding calls-to-arms, which feel very much inspired by the ongoing pandemic; “don’t give up on me” is replaced with lines like “no time to be precious”, while No Woman Left Behind clearly shows Donovan’s allegiance to her fellow sisters.

With the Putbacks in her corner, Donovan’s sounds are getting funkier and more exploratory, a testament to the group’s ever-evolving, ever-relevant arsenal of sounds.

Under These Streets by Emma Donovan & the Putbacks is out now via Cooking Vinyl.

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