Album review: Alice Gold - Seven Rainbows
New musical adventures with a keen ear for a hook and bags of talent in the trunk - Alice Gold’s debut deserves your attention.
Straight outta nowhere and vying for a spot on your playlist, Alice Gold possesses a beguiling amount of talent.
Seven Rainbows overflows with scuffed, soulful deliveries that are by turns gutsy and vulnerable, allied to thickly textured melodies with simple hooks and devil in the detail.
Her rock-based, soul-drenched is neither as dramatic as Florence And The Machine nor as louche as Goldfrapp’s electro-pop – but is just as good as either.
Current single Cry Cry Cry’s hip-swaying, summery groove and rhythm belies the weeping, and is followed by the plump, sultry How Long Can These Streets Be Empty? which builds to a lung-busting climax.
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Recorded on virtually no money in just over three weeks, this fresh debut’s infinitely better than it has any right to be.
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- 2 Statue of Philip Noel-Baker replaced in Islington after 35 years
- 3 Meet the owner of the Camden Passage shop window where nothing is for sale
- 4 What do smoking and People Friendly Streets have in common?
- 5 Islington and Camden police chief to leave Met after 29 years
- 6 New Lidl to open in Finsbury Park's Arts Building next week
- 7 Two Tube lines closed after 10pm as TfL staff isolate due to Covid
- 8 Elderly woman robbed of precious watch in daylight Finsbury Park incident
- 9 Almost 5,000 Islington people pinged by Covid app in one week
- 10 'We can do better': Islington Society calls for rethink on Barnard Park plans