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Rose Kemp - Violence

  by Emma Dawson

published: 10 / 12 / 2006

Rose Kemp - Violence
Label: One Little Indian
Format: CDS


Stunning nerve-wrought One Little Indian debut single from Cumbrian songstress, Rose Kemp

One Little Indian have a real find on their hands in the shape of the Cumbrian songstress, Rose Kemp, a solo artist armed with a powerful, sultry voice that beautifully conveys both anxiety, melancholy and fragility that effortlessly conveys her elusive and unsettling lyrics. The opening track, 'Violence', has been around in some form for a while now and it’s pleasing to see it finally released. It’s a rich, dark, paranoid four minutes of both absorbingly quiet stretches, pregnant with foreboding and anticipation, and cathartic electric guitar pummelling, overlaid with Rose’s beautifully restrained vocals. 'Morning Music' is a far more straightforward affair, tender and emotional, yet still done without any lyrical compromise. The EP finishes with ‘Tiny Flower’, a brief, yet hypnotic foray into KT Tunstall territory of looped, layered, a capella vocals, although here Rose easily manages to out-do her with the power of her compelling voice.

Track Listing:-
1 Violence
2 Morning Music
3 Tiny Flower

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