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Mirrors the Sky by Lyla Foy
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6/10 Brian Staff review, 14 March 2014

One one of the old Indie "cannons" is Sub-Pop, who after trading for more than a quarter of a century seem sort of completely at odds with the style of music to the one they were once associated with.

Imagine if Mills & Boon once published blood-soaked gangland porn and seedy window cleaner novels?

We can't all honestly appreciate music here at NT. Music that sounds like this kind of thing but on the plus side her easy-going soft bar-room and warm finely-honed voice will always generate an enormous appeal to people with nice sun tans, expensive sun glasses and a spangled sweet-natured attitude to life. One that sounds earnest and too American.

This is coming from a man who loves having a lot of singers such as Ela Orleans, Laura Veirs, Laura Gibson and Mazzy Star in in his life.

She's like the Shearwater of mature femme-pop. Like an advert for something pleasant but sort of pointless. "Like Kate Bush with her soul missing" says Clint.


7/10 constantino_chr Customer review, 23rd March 2014

'Easy' is the album's most prominent 'pop moment'; the pulsating drum beats and the euphoric chorus also make it Foy's most accessible track yet. 'Euphoric' is word I would use to sum up this album as a whole. The light synths, hazy guitar licks and Foy's smoky vocals are wistful and often dream-like. This doesn't always work in her favor though; neither the instrumentation nor the vocals are ever bold enough to really grab me and make this album as great as it could be. There are still some lovely songs on here despite this, such as 'Feather Tongue' with it's throbbing synth-led melody and fluttering chorus, the breathy hook of 'Only Human' and the swooning 'No Secrets'. Lyla Foy has made an album which is true to her sound and her vision and for that I commend her. Although her production may be a little too subdued at times, there is plenty to love here. At it's most mesmerizing, Mirrors In The Sky recalls early Kate Bush. The potential is defiantly there, it's whether she is willing to scaling the Wuthering heights to fulfill it.


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