John Peel was famed for unleashing ground-breaking acts on the music listening public that could sometimes go a little close to the bone. I´d like to think that regular listeners to his show remember that he had a little soft spot for female vocalists, especially when they sing as beautifully as this.
I was immediately struck by the frail purity of Laura Cantrell´s voice when I heard her on the show. "Not the tremblin kind," is a beautifully worded opener and it illustrates Laura´s beautifully understated singing style. "Little bit of you," carries on in the same fashion, again her voice is beautifully wistful.
My favourite track on the album has to be,"two seconds." I just love this song, the lyrics are so simple and the backing vocalist helps build the track really nicely, I feel strangely moved by the chorus.
Upbeat numbers like,"do you ever think of me," make me feel really happy, I can´t resist tapping my feet or humming along.
This is fine record. I´m not going to lie. I would never have bought this if I hadn´t heard her on Peel´s show. But then, so what? I´ll be buying all her other records too.