Track of the Day: Molly Warburton – The Way It Is

Track of the Day: Molly Warburton - The Way It Is

Molly Warburton and her band have been playing together for several years, channelling a variety of influences which range from Fleetwood Mac, Bombay Bicycle Club and Joan Armatrading to KT Tunstall.

The band, made up Molly on vocals and guitar, Nick on bass/backing vocals, Luke on lead guitar, Suds on keyboard/backing vocals and Adam on drums, released ‘Not Your Enemy’ earlier this year to critical acclaim and are following it up with an inspired cover version:

Bruce Hornsby wrote ‘The Way It Is’ about life in 1980s America, casting a critical eye over society and reminding the listener that things can change for the better if apathy can be overcome. Molly’s version of this world famous song is haunting, utterly beautiful and perfectly timed in light of the current political situation in the United States.

Molly’s interest in music began at the age of thirteen when she discovered The Pogues. After taking music as a subject at school and writing her first song at the age of fourteen, her tastes diversified and expanded to include artists like Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin whose soulful, powerful voices and unique styles became major influences. Now, at twenty, she and her band are enjoying playing shows and music festivals all over the UK.

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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