Out of Step with Her Peers

“Gin Wigmore, a 26-year-old singer-songwriter from New Zealand, is a one-off,” Paul Lester of the Guardian declares, introducing Wigmore as ‘New Band’ No 1305. “Utterly unique. A maverick who dares go against the grain, making music totally out of step with her peers. Or at least she should be if there had never been an Amy Winehouse, a Duffy, or a Paloma Faith. Still, Polydor has just signed her. The buzz: [Latest album] ‘Gravel & Wine is just that — like Wigmore swallowed grit and it turned to gold’ — The Music Network. The truth: She has as much chance of making it as all the bazillions of other bluesy soul girls. Least likely to: Advertise Bic [Runga].”


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Roseanne Liang’s Shadow in the Cloud a Blast

Roseanne Liang’s Shadow in the Cloud a Blast

“Imagine how Ripley of Alien would handle a Nightmare at 20,000 Feet-style gremlin attack. Sound wild? Roseanne Liang’s female empowerment thriller delivers on that premise.” Variety’s Peter Debruge reviews the New…