Sweden’s My Larsdotter and Iceland’s Bubba Tomasdottir are sisters linked not by blood but seemingly shared past lives. Together as My Bubba, the two create soulful folk music which is both sultry and refined.
Having co-written numbers in the households of household names (Matthew E. White, Noah Georgeson), the duo have found a comfortable place at a table of kindred spirits. Sonically sparse, the songs these women weave are laced with dark humor and clever bite. Sunday morning with the creeping sense of Saturday night’s mistakes, black tea with a drop of honey. My Bubba’s sound ushers in the heaviness while leaving nothing but room to breathe. This is sensual, unhurried music, with changes that take their time to reveal themselves. Simultaneously strange and familiar, like milk from another planet.