Album: Camille O'Sullivan, Changeling (Little Cat)


A standout performer at last year's Rain Dogs Revisited tribute to Tom Waits at the Barbican, Camille O'Sullivan is an ingenious interpreter of bold material on this studio debut.

She evinces the desolate, hymnal quality at the heart of Nick Cave's "Brompton Oratory" and Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt", while Tom Waits's "All The World Is Green" is treated as a kind of European chanson. But the version of Gillian Welch's "Revelator", which opens the album, is simply devastating and demonstrates her obvious powerful emotional involvement with the material.