Rose Elinor Dougall's latest work is a world away from her teenage band The Pipettes
Unrecognisable from the polka-dot perkiness of her teenage band The Pipettes, and way more credible than all those collaborations with Mark Ronson might suggest, Rose Elinor Dougall is slowly becoming a bit of a pop star. This follow-up to 2010’s excellent ‘Without Why’ album is full of the kind of clever melodies that could only come from the mind of someone with a natural gift for writing catchy pop hooks. ‘Strange Warnings’ douses Dougall’s unaffected vocal with Tame Impala guitars, ‘Poison Ivy’ is two parts haunting piano number and one part hummable earworm, and the title track effortlessly soars above keyboards that sound far more hopeful than the title suggests. Her future looks bright.