Boomkat Product Review:
This EP showcases a new collaborative project inspired by the great Mavis Staples. Initiated by Ashley Beadle, Mavis pulls together a far-reaching and varied range of contributors. On this release Lambchop's Kurt Wagner, Ed Harcourt, John Turrell and Edwyn Collins all get involved. Wagner's in his element during 'Gangs Of Rome', which sounds a little like a plasticy version of something that might have found its way onto his band's Nixon album. Ed Harcourt is on good form during both the demo and finished versions of 'Puzzles & Riddles', but Edwyn Collins goes someway towards stealing the show with his warm, crooning tones on the grand, orchestral stylings of 'Feeling Lucky'.