All worldwide reviews here
Sunday Star Times, Auckland 3.2011 : “This is the real Paris,Texas – all the laidback, rolling guitar licks drowning in the delivery of a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. And the title is truly deserved. Dissard provides a hell of a wild ride.. Lonesome Cowgirls comes across like William S Burroughs directing Bonanza at the Burning Man Festival”
Under The Radar Interview : http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/interviewMore/CID/287/N/Marianne-Dissard–.utr
NZ Herald 3.2011 : http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10711734&ref=rss
Elsewhere Blog by Graham Reid : http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/absoluteelsewhere/3983/the-famous-elsewhere-questionnaire-marianne-dissard/
Auckland Metro 3.2011 : 4 stars – French-born but Tucson-based, Marianne Dissard was flanked by alt-country group Calexico on her debut, where their lonesome prairie tones helped create a unique hybrid of French chanson and arid Americana. This sophomore effort is self-produced, and displays the singer-songwriter’s true ambitions; L’abandon is richer, more dramatic, and even to this linguistically challenged reviewer (most of the songs are sung in French) it’s clear that these are a very adult set of lyrics dealing with a bitter separation. From the elegantly wasted cover shot to the noirish tonal colours of the instrumental palette (throbbing vibraphones, resonant oboes and booming upright bass abounds), she’s clearly in a universe of one, and cleverly navigates the right course: dramatic but never theatrical, forceful but never strident. Finally, perhaps, a female Nick Cave that we can actually believe in. (MetroMag’. Auckland)
2010 Graham Reid ‘L’Entredeux” interview/review : http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/absoluteelsewhere/2569/marianne-dissard-interviewed-2009-the-tucson-chanteuse/