Kate Rogers – St. Eustacia (Grand Central)
Aim chanteuse braves the singer-songwriter path alone 4/5 stars
Grand Central has always had an embarrassment of riches when it comes to female vocalists, with both Veba and Kate Rogers soaring over their beats, and finally one has released an album in her own right. Kate is best know for tracks like Aim’s ‘the Girl That Fell Through Th Ice’ and Rae & Christian’s ‘Not Just Anybody’, but left to her own devices, she ploughs an angsty melancolic folk furrow. Initially perfectly pleasant, over time St. Eustacia reveals its more endearing nuances, through more off-kilter moments like ‘Nothing Appeals To Me Here’. Could it be that while all the majors were out searching for the new Dido Grand Central tripped over her on their own doorstep?