Nixey exploits her freedom to showcase a Euro-electro charisma on the enervated disco of Beautiful Oblivion and the surprising and surprisingly good cover of The Human League s The Black Hit of Space. --Q Magazine, February 2007
The songs are electro, or pop, or electropop. Some of them reminiscent of Kylie's I Believe In You'. The impression you're left with is of something subtly hallucinatory, swimmy and strange, late nights and beautiful people, taste, decadence, discretion, perfect smiles, expensive cars, and something aching, wordless, behind it all. --Plan B magazine, February 2007
Above the evocative atmospheric subtleties, woven from an instrumental fabric of bleeps, swooshings and dancing cross-rhythms, Nixey s strong, clear vocals carry the weight of the tune and focus the emotions hinted at by the pop electronics. Listening to it gives one the sensation of having wandered into the soundscape of a film soundtrack; or into a very adult and cynical, yet still reluctantly romantic, fairytale world. It s a window into an imaginary country full of unexpected metaphors, weird coincidences and glimpses of bizarre or poignant could-have-beens; a softly-spoken, blurred and trippy dreamworld. 8/10 --Drowned in Sound, February 2007
This classy, glossy album is called, with Nabokov in mind, and the history of song, and the electro-cabaret space between Nico and Abba, between Kate Bush and Japan, between the Shangri-La's and Kraftwerk, Sing, Memory. Sarah sings, talks, whispers and sighs moody, mesmerising nightlife city centre songs and tender beat ballads about things she has remembered and things she will one day remember. If these songs are about anything, they are about: a. the evidence in front of your eyes. b. the moment it dawns on . . . c. the happy ever after versus the nightmare scenario/world weariness versus the time of your life/innocence versus guilt. d. the romantic gesture of the century. e. talking things through, getting things moving, giving ourselves time, creating space, staying, going, believing, disbelieving, pushing, pulling. f. I told you so. g. using a pop song to represent a deep fascination with the changing shapes of memory and identity. h. desperation and terror. i. fun and games. j. lightness and darkness. k. exile and cunning. l. coolness and grandeur. m. keeping your distance. n. moving in for the kill.