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Worry Dolls are a tenacious songwriting duo born out of
the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, who met
in Liverpool when they were 18, both on their chosen path
of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling
under the spell of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'. Rosie
joined Zoe's band as a mandolin player and backing vocalist
and their great chemistry and love of harmony led to them
starting a contemporary bluegrass band playing Nickel
Creek, Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch songs together.
Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their
songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired
to start co-writing, and could now be described as an
almost telepathically linked songwriting force.
The pair were drawn to London, where they spent the
best part of a year sleeping on couches, obsessively
co-writing and performing, and all the while developing
a burgeoning cult following. Worry Dolls harnessed this
period of transition and channelled it into two EPs,
with their second release "Burden" evidencing
a sound that was beginning to shed its starry-eyed innocence,
and give way to a more acerbic and mature artistic voice.
'Bless Your Heart' is the first single taken from their
2017 debut album, co-written with Wild Ponies. It was
the first song they wrote in Nashville. They'd been
in town for a couple of days and were picking up the
southern slang, including "Bless Your Heart"
- which they were told can be used to point out to someone
that they are being a complete idiot. The highly anticipated
debut album "Get Gone" was released Through
Bread and Butter Records in early 2017.
Worry Dolls tour throughout February, March and April
2017 promoting their debut album, with some incredible
showcases already completed at the AMA's Moth Club Showcase
and London Fashion week with Vogue.
Confirmed for main Stage Cambridge Folk, with Glastonbury
on the cards as well! The duo now perform with with
a supporting band creating an incredible experience
that is best witnessed live!
"Zoe Nicol's fleet banjo picking and warm, country
tones weave into Rosie Jones' grittier, pastoral-punk
overtures on nostalgic songs of longing hearts and leaving
trains" - MOJO
"Worry Dolls combine a great sensibility of American
Country music with their own English folk influences
to create a warm and infectious sound" - Bob Harris,
BBC Radio 2
"Brilliantly quirky" - The Huffington Post
"Great harmonies and stirring folk-pop songs.
Has Appalachian flourishes but owes as much to clever
pop songwriting as rootsier influences" - R2 magazine
"Fabulous songwriting and spine-tingling harmony
vocals" - CMP Magazine