Katell Keineg – High July

New York-out-of-Dublin singer-songwriter breaks long silence

Trending Now

It’s seven years since Katell Keineg’s second album Jet appeared on Elektra, knocking spots off all the post-Alanis angst-driven female competition, though commercially the record sank without trace. The belated follow-up is an utterly delicious record. Like Natalie Merchant or Annie Lennox, Keineg has a voice that demands attention and cuts through any musical frequency, while left-of-centre tunes such as “Shaking The Disease”and “What’s The Only Thing Worse Than The End Of Time?”confirm her as a songwriter who combines a genuinely poetic sensibility with melodic flair and invention. Worth the wait.

Advertisement

Latest Issue

Bruce Springsteen, Uncut’s Review Of 2021, Jason Isbell, Yasmin Williams, Jonny Greenwood, The Weather Station, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, the Beach Boys, The Coral, and Marvin Gaye
Advertisement

Features

Advertisement