Category: Reviews

  • Fantastic review of The Sea Cabinet by The Metro

    Break open the grog, lads and lassies! The Sea Cabinet gets a flabbergastingly good review in The Metro!

  • Buzz magazine’s review of The Sea Cabinet

    “The release makes for some gorgeous summer afternoon listening” says Buzz magazine in its 4-star review.

  • All About Jazz reviews Gwyneth Herbert’s The Sea Cabinet

    The Sea Cabinet is singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert’s sixth album release, her first since All the Ghosts (Naim, 2009). That album’s Herbert compositions drew comparisons with such iconic British songwriters as Ray Davies and Paul McCartney—comparisons which were spot-on but for the crucial fact that Herbert unfailingly sees the world from a woman’s point of view—while […]

  • The Art of The Torch Song reviews The Sea Cabinet

    A lovely review from The Art of the Torch Song: “Haunted and haunting. Poignant and achingly beautiful. Ribald and raunchy. Evocative and nostalgic. These are just a few of the adjectives that spring to mind as Gwyneth Herbert’s inspired, crowd-funded and self-released new album scatters and spills its contents before the intrigued listener. The Sea […]

  • 5 Star Review of Wilton’s Music Hall Show in The Morning Star

    5 Star Review of Wilton’s Music Hall Show in The Morning Star

      SEA OF MARVELS Wilton’s – the world’s oldest surviving Grand Music Hall – had to be the best place to launch Gwyneth Herbert’s Sea Cabinet tour and CD. Developed during a residency for Aldeburgh Music it is “a song-cycle ripened on the Suffolk coast, drawing – as Benjamin Britten did – from the area’s […]

  • The Guardian reviews Wilton’s performance of The Sea Cabinet

    The Guardian reviews Wilton’s performance of The Sea Cabinet

    After this 4-star review in The Guardian, I think from now on I will call myself “Blossoming Herbert.” It makes me sound like an adolescent cherry tree. Which I like. “Since Gwyneth Herbert’s Aldeburgh-commissioned song-cycle The Sea Cabinet takes Suffolk’s coastline as its theme, Wilton’s Music Hall made an atmospheric location for the album launch. […]

  • Financial Times review of The Sea Cabinet

    Four stars in the Financial Times. ‘Cos we can eat quiche AND carry a briefcase, yeah?

  • The Independent review of The Sea Cabinet

    “**** – A cabinet of curiosities indeed…” Holly Williams reviews The Sea Cabinet in The Independent Recorded by the sea in Aldeburgh, Herbert’s sort-of concept album is changeable as the ocean. There’s a cabaret approach to storytelling, in rollicking sea shanties and waltzes, while her clear pale voice switches between clipped precision, fluttering whispers and […]