The People Versus borrow from a variety of genres and traditions. Their combined voices and instrumental lines swoop, circle and support the beguiling voice and personality of the lead singer Alice Edwards. Each song is taut with feeling and longing, with many inspired by Greek myth and tales from Shakespeare.
Following their launch in 2021, they filled tents at Greenbelt Festival and Lakefest and completed runs of small venues and festivals across the UK to enthusiastic audiences. With a sold out debut EP launch, their first offering, 'Ground Opening' was met with excitement and critical acclaim, its opening track being played on BBC South Today with support by BBC Introducing.
"The resulting sound is dreamy... it just pulls you in." - BBC Oxford
"Like being sung to by an angel. An audio mug of hot chocolate." - BBC Shropshire
"Alice’s vocals are truly bewitching, The melody is transportive. A very strong debut." - For Folk’s Sake
“A standing ovation from our audience, no mean feat." - Sofar Sounds