From page 76 of Classic Rock Magazine February 2000
'Songs From My Funeral' 113MG 07863 67687 2) *****
'Hope And Adams' (City Slang 087261
***** To say America is a big country is understatement bordering on idiocy, yet the point is that for such a rich and diverse nation its multitude of musical forms often get pushed into very tight categories. Hence, Snakefarm and Wheat will both be classified as'Americana' while being radically different from each other.
Snakefarm are New York-based Belgian couple Anna Domino (vocals) and Michel Delory (every stringed instrument under the sun). What they've done appears relatively simple: recorded a handful of blues and folk standards with a variety of modern backdrops.Thus 'House Of The Rising Sun;'St James Infirmary; 'John Henry' and so on come out with the kind of backing one expects of a Portishead album.
Wheat, however, are a trio who write loose, hook-filled rock that is neither country, nor pop, nor lo-fl but something of a blend of'em all.They keep things simple yet charged and it works. While English bands like Blur leap through hoops trying to achieve this, Wheat somehow make it sound natural. Definitely a band to watch out for.