Soul seeker

Friday, 6 November 2009, 12:41 | Category : Good new stuff
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So you already know that Blue Roses is awesome, that Laura Groves has a magical voice, its purity and clarity shaping the greatness of her recent debut album. But you’re also thinking “all this folkiness is all very well, but imagine if she covered a soul song - how weird would that be?” And then [...]

Blue Roses live songs

Wednesday, 6 May 2009, 12:09 | Category : Live music
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As far as I know, Blue Roses have only ever recorded ten songs, which means that their live sets must be quite short. Thankfully these ten songs are exquisitely beautiful, so the sets will be also be very sweet. If you want to find out how Laura Groves’ ten lovely songs translate live, you can [...]

Blue Roses / Blue Roses

Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 22:00 | Category : Reviews
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The market for young female singer-songwriters is a crowded and cutthroat one at the moment, so you’re if you’re going to stand out, you’re going to either need a big record company budget behind you, or just be really good. I’ve got little interest in the former, so on the latter… enter Laura Groves.
Laura’s been [...]

Seven Songs: Blue Roses

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 12:56 | Category : Seven Songs
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As noted previously, Blue Roses is the new trading name for Laura Groves. Although I’m still a little baffled by the change, I’m learning to live with it, much more so now that I’ve heard her new album. The self-titled record is out at the end of April, and I’ll review it closer to the [...]

A rose by another name

Tuesday, 10 February 2009, 22:06 | Category : Good new stuff
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So that’s what happened to Laura Groves! She’s been an occasional delight on this blog ever since January 2007, but a substantial release has always seemed too far in the indeterminate distance. There have been some delightful titbits along the way, but it seems that I’ve been looking for more in the wrong places, because [...]