Album: Lisbee Stainton, Girl on an Unmade Bed (Marionet)
Sunday 03 January 2010
You can measure well-made, Radio 2-ish, homely pop like this by the yard. It's a style of music that suits the times like a twill, as effective in the kitchen as it is on a television advert.
What's it made of? Cultured folk-pop arrangements built around the thrum of Stainton's guitar, gently cushioning her (relatively) unaffected toy-soprano mini-voice. How is it woven? Intimately, subtly, sophisticatedly and with a keen ear for the play of the language of very young women. She wears it well.
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