OUT ON CD.
Byline: PAUL ENGLISH
LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE Lucy Wainwright Roche (born 1981) is a singer-songwriter like her parents Suzzy Roche and Loudon Wainwright III, her maternal aunts The Roches and paternal half-siblings Martha Wainwright and Rufus Wainwright, all of whom she has sung with.
Half sister of Martha and Rufus, Lucy is stepping out from her siblings' shadow, ploughing that same angst-folk furrow as her big sis. Pretty voice, acoustic guitars, not a lot more. ***
HIGHER AND HIGHER
What's a classic artist doing making middling covers? Rod doing a pointless like-for-like cover version of the Jackie Wilson track hints at laziness. We expect better. **
LIVE ON LANSDOWNE
The Celtic-punks doing 20 of their fan favourites from their six-album back catalogue. Includes rousing versions of classics Tessie and The State of Massachusetts. Bouncing. ****
The man behind the sonic wash of the Cocteau Twins releases a new EP with epic soundscapes, both bleak and uplifting, which stand strong by themselves even in the absence of Liz Fraser's Cocteau vocals. Remarkable. *****
If they remade re·made
Past tense and past participle of remake. Roger Rabbit, Paloma would be Jessica and this would be on the soundtrack. A post-Winehouse jive-time workout, this perky perk·y
adj. perk·i·er, perk·i·est
1. Having a buoyant or self-confident air; briskly cheerful.
2. Jaunty; sprightly.
perk number from the Burlesque-influenced Londoner is begging to be danced to by men with trilby hats and spats. The dominant Faith continues... ****