THE MOANERS Dark Snack
From page 82 of Classic Rock Magazine July 2005
The south rises (again).
are a duo –
guitars, drums, no bass. So let’s mention The White Stripes just the once and quickly move on. The Moaners are women. Their
singer, guitarist and primary songwriter, the excellently named Melissa Swingle, is a Mississippi gal, and their grinding, murky observance of the old Delta blues on such tracks as Elizabeth Cotton’s Song, Water and Hard Times is as much a part of the deal as the urge to bash out primitive
rock’n’roll – with Paradise Club
a friendly, crashing homage to House Of The Rising Sun. The especially intriguing vocals and contrasting atmospheres bring depth and vitality to an album that closes with the eerie chill of Melissa’s saw-playing.