The Calm & The Storm
Dolly Mavies releases debut album The Calm & The Storm.
With influences from The National, Daughter, and Patti Smith, Mavies creates a diverse range of songs echoing the juxtaposition of the album title, mixing punk and rock themes with indie/alternative and folk sounds.
If you are a fan of Daughter, First Aid Kit, Florence and The Machine, Paramore, and Fleetwood Mac, then Dolly Mavies is for you.
Debut Album from Dolly Mavies
Album Release Show
The Bullingdon, Oxford
Support from Joely and Quartermelon
THE CALM & THE STORM
British indie/alternative/folk artist Dolly Mavies releases debut album The Calm & The Storm on the 7th April 2023. The album is an infectious mix of Alternative Indie, and Folk Rock, capturing the energy of her outstanding live performance. "The Calm & The Storm" is about the highs and lows of life, the hardship we experience, the all consuming love, and the fallout. It's about standing up for yourself, fighting your corner and not letting the man get you down. Mavies says "We've been recording the album for over a year, but spent years before, writing these songs, playing them live to different audiences and experiencing that connection with the crowd. I hope that people can feel that when they listen to it, and get a little magic out of it".
Music brings people together, in ways both natural and profound. It is something that transcends cultures and generations, and has the ability to touch the very core of a person's being. Mavies' songs have a real depth and maturity which make them feel like they have been around for years. They evoke feelings of the 70s and 80s with that classic rock feel, songs with a core, substance, and catchy hooks. Likened often to Joni Mitchell, Florence Welch, Stevie Nicks, and Gabrielle Aplin, Mavies' blurs eras, genres, and is definitely an artist with integrity and something to say.
The album features singles "Forgive and Forget", "Drawing Circles" and "I'm All Sugar" which have all been championed by BBC Introducing in Oxford and Coventry and Warwickshire.
Dolly Mavies is joined by her band consisting of brothers Adrian (bass) and Chris (guitar), Belinda (drums), and Ruth (backing vox) performing on the album. The Calm & The Storm was recorded at Stevensonics studio in Oxfordshire, mixed by Adrian Banks of Banks Audio Theatre, and mastered by Streaky Studios. Mavies and Banks co-produced the album and wrote songs The Calm, Silhouette, and Forgive & Forget together. This partnership leaves us feeling hopeful that they will follow in the footsteps of Goffin & King, Lennon & McCartney, and Taupin & John.