Pink light is painted on Bush Hall's baroque ceiling like a sunset on the snow, but the mood of the evening is lunchtime recital. The tempo of Lily and Madeleine's lush, mellow melodies rarely rises above the processional. If you're looking for a quickened pulse then this Indianapolis sister act isn't for you. Sometimes haunting, frequently wistful, the songs are exquisitely arranged with a sonic depth that the venue's famous acoustics fully endorse.

A dance hall in the '20s, a soup kitchen in World War Two, a rehearsal space for The Who, a set for Only Fools and Horses, the venue's ghosts are motley and numerous. The tinkling chandeliers suspended in the deep like vast jellyfish, seem to beat gently to the music's folkpop heart.

Discovered in 2012 by midwest producer Paul Mahern, while posting covers on YouTube, the maturity of the songwriting, if lacking in complex lyrics, is staggering for two people not yet in their twenties. Mahern challenged them to pen a song of their own each day and this morphed into a pledge to lay down an album each year. 2013's self-titled Lily and Madeleine was followed by Fumes this October. Lily's guitar and Madeleine's keyboard are complemented by guest musician, Shannon Hayden, who adds texture on the cello, mandolin and Spanish guitar.

The girls sing in unison and move from staple opener 'In The Middle', and then 'Spirited Away', through some of the newer compositions on Fumes: songs about movement and transition. Musically of The Staves bloodline, Madeleine tells us they'll spend Thanksgiving in the Brewers' Fayre.

Support came from engaging Texan Jared Dickinson. Born in Waco, and unapologetically country, he left his harmonica back in the States, but backing singer Clara Ward helped carry him through. As with Lily and Madeleine the punter wished only for a little tub thumping excitement once in a while.

Live Review by Adrian Cross

Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14
Lily and Madeleine @ Bush Hall 26/11/14