|"Rose Elinor Dougall launches single"|
by Jim Kelly for remotegoat on 10/06/09
As I alas missed my chance to interview Rose after the launch of her new single 'Stop/Start/Synth' - I have instead chosen to interview myself.
So who is Rose Elinor Dougall?
She is a pop chanteuse formerly of the Pippettes.
What does she sound like?
Well I've heard her described as an upmarket Kate Nash, but equally I've heard described as a downmarket Sophie Ellis Bextor (by someone old and bitter). I have never really listened to either of these people so I'll simply say Rose has a pleasant clear singing voice which is posher than her native Brighton vowels. Here are five other adjectives people have used to describe her: sassy, super, lovely, folky, short.
What was the new single 'Stop/Start/Syncro' like?
Probably her strongest song of the set, it might well end up getting some airtime and becoming a favourite with trendy teens and outdoor workmen everywhere; but only if the weather improves. Its a summery sunshine sort of song fun to dance to. You can hear it on her MySpace page.
What about her performance?
Occasionally her voice became a little swamped by her backing group, the songs might benefit from allowing her singing to lead more. She seems to be growing into a style. Less singnificantly she has an odd habit of continually scratching her head as if it were infested with jiving knits.
So were you impressed?
I am always by people who can sing in tune, dance in a vaguely sultry way and play the electric keyboard at the same time. It was a small but pleasant miracle of multi-tasking. I was also very impressed that she could sing through her fringe without choking.
When is the full album out?
According to Kim, the lovely luminaire PA, sometime in September.
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