The Cornshed Sisters are Jennie Brewis, Cath Stephens, Liz Corney and Marie Nixon; four singer-songwriters based in Tyne and Wear, who weave together pop, folk, ballads and protest music into a unique and distinctive style. They've been away for a while (their last album, Tell Tales, was released back in 2012). Honey & Tar, the group's second album, was recorded and produced by Peter Brewis at Field Music's Studio on the banks of the river Wear. Lead single, "The Message," hints at the stronger pop influences of the new album and each of the band members have contributed their songwriting talents hear. Drawing on a palette of solo and harmony vocals and a blend of acoustic and electronic instruments, they convey their stories with sensitivity and humor. Their subject matter is love, motherhood, fake happiness, friendship, family, feminism and the increasing complexities of life as you get older but not necessarily wiser.