Presenting songs of melancholy, dark humour and gentle defiance, Sentimentalists stand for lyricism, lovely music, and character. Mark Radcliffe (BBC radio) recently described Sentimentalists as “truly marvellous”. Mark Coles (BBC radio) said “beautiful…in a miserable way”, guitarist Pete Greenway from The Fall described Sentimentalists as “the band that the world is waiting for”.
Despite featuring musicians from Acoustic Alchemy, The Mission, Magna Carta, The Only Ones, Kiki Dee’s band, Brendan Croker’s band and “Songs Of Praise”, they sound nothing like any of those, or all of those at the same time. Expect “A northern moralistic Ian Dury”; “Tindersticks meet Divine Comedy”; “Alan Bennett meets Sparklehorse”; “Like The Smiths and The Beautiful South, a perfectly mis-matched blend of edgy lyrics and upbeat melodies” (Yorkshire Post).