Luna Kafé e-zine  Luna Kafé record review
coverpic flag England - Full Moon 157 - 07/07/09

Blue Roses
Blue Roses
XL Recordings/Playground

Laura Groves records as Blue Roses and her debut is a highly accomplished entry in the singer/songwriter genre. The young singer has a remarkable voice and uses it well on her songs.

"Cover Your Tracks" is quite and intimate, with Groves' elfin vocal soaring to a lovely folksy tune. She recalls early Claire Hamill here, precious and talented. "Can't Sleep" is sweet and yet haunted by dark thoughts. The becalmed melody ably supports the vocal. "Does Anyone Love Me Now?" is instantly striking, Groves vocal mourning lost love over a simple backing. "Doubtful Comforts" does it own very neat trick of sounding ethereal and familiar all at once. The vocal is peerless as ever. Groves debut should win her many fans.

Copyright © 2009 Anna Maria Stjärnell e-mail address

If you wish to print this review, we have a printer friendly version.

    Vinyl collector? We recommend a visit to VinylKnut's Loft listing hundreds of vinyl records for sale, like:
  • Amanaz: Africa (LP 1975/Re 2008 LTD 450)
  • Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family: My Ancestors (LP 1974/Re 2012500 LTD 500)
  • David Sylvian: Dead Bees On A Cake (2xLP 1999/Re 2018)
  • Jeremy Irons & The Ratgang Malibus: Bloom (LP 2012)
  • Mark Knopfler / Emmylou Harris: All The Roadrunning (2xLP 2006)
  • Monstrance: S/T (2xCD w/t-shirt 2007)
  • Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante: S/T (LP 2012 LTD 1000)
  • Paul Weller: Stanley Road (6x7 BOX 1995)
  • Purple Overdose: Indigo (LP 1990)
  • Sister Rain: Promo Box (LP-CD Box 1988 LTD 99)

We also have 574 other articles/reviews of artists from England in our archive:

© 2011 Luna Kafé