Atlanta based sisters Rebecca (left) and Megan Lovell (right) – formely of acoustic bluesgrass band the Lovell Sisters – are the musicians behind ‘roots-rock ’n’ soul’ band Larkin Poe. The band was named after their great-great-great-great-grandfather who was a distant cousin of the tortured writer Edgar Allen Poe. Find out more in our quickfire Q&A, and familiarise yourself with their particular brand of gritty Americana by listening to their album below.
ELLE: Describe each other...
Rebecca on Megan: mischievous, willful, elegant, mysterious, old-soul.
Megan on Rebecca: passionate, hard-working, independent, beautiful, tough.
ELLE: Does eccentricity run in the family?
R&M: We’ve got a lot of eccentric and straight-up crazy branches in our family tree. I think our perception of ‘normal’ definitely got skewed by listening to all the dark stories that were passed down through the generations. Look out, world: we’re weird and we’re not trying to hide it.
ELLE: Your favourite Edgar Allen Poe quote?
R&M: 'Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.' (From short story, Eleonora.)
ELLE: Which album do you wish you had written?
R&M: Jeff Buckley's Grace. There’s an ominous beauty in that album - the lyrics, the melodies, the instrumentation. Everything is perfect in a deeply unsettling way.
Larkin Poe's debut album, Kin, is out now.