Alluring and cute, but blending in quickly with the beige alternative pop wallpaper
The latest brave heart to venture onto the high-wire that is adult alternative pop, [a]Alex Winston[/a]’s modest thrills are in the poise with which she smuggles hints of indie strangeness into [a]Ellie Goulding[/a]/[b]Vanessa Carlton[/b]/[b]Donna Lewis[/b] (delete according to age) radio pop.
[b]‘Locomotive’[/b]’s Bush-esque coos exhibit a strangely West Country child-woman voice, while the title track has a sedated [a]Of Montreal[/a]-by-way-of-[b]Marina[/b] glam-pop hip-hop shuffle, and [b]‘Don’t Care Anything’[/b] comes on like a great lost Tanya Donelly track.
It’s charming, but nothing more than background. Whether she will push into more courageous territory still or plummet into blandness remains to be seen.
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