Reviewed by Harry Kaplan
Sweet Sweet is an American folk duo from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina comprised of Jeremy Dunham (guitar, vocal) and Kerrine Gifford (cello, vocal). Listening to their songs is like running your hands over velvet. It is soft and feels so damn good. Dunham’s and Gifford’s vocals blend together so well they turn two voices into one powerful, lovely entity. The first track, To The Stars starts out with some acoustic guitar and quickly evolves into the angelic vocals of Dunham and Gifford. This is one of the few times I am struggling for words to describe their music. I guess I can just say they are beyond description. I will take the writer’s fire escape. I will also say that To The Stars gives me that warm feeling inside.
In their bio, they mention artists they like such as The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Mumford and Sons. If you take a fancy to those acts, you will certainly like Sweet Sweet. Not to say that these guys are clones or copies of those acts, but there are certainly enough similar characteristics that any fan of them should be a fan of this.
Cellars and Closets is another song that puts me in that happy place. Again, the hallmark of this song is the absolutely gorgeous vocals of Dunham and Gifford. In Tandem definitely has the potential to be an alternative/folk favorite this year because I believe it will appeal to a wide audience. Just their sheer musical talent alone will cause people to take notice. Add to that the fact that these five songs on In Tandem are phenomenal. Give them a serious listen, you won’t regret it.